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Mogera uchidai

Author Name

(Abe, Shiraishi and Arai, 1991).

Citation

J. Mammal. Soc. Japan, 15: p53.

Common Name

Senkaku Mole.

Type Locality

Japan, Ryukyu Isls, Senkaku Isls, west coast of Uotsuri-jima.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality.

Status

Current as of November 16, 2005, please see corresponding Web site reference for most recent status.

IUCN: www.iucnredlist.org
CITES: www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html
US ESA: www.fws.gov/endangered/wildlife.html

IUCN — Endangered.

Comments

Originally described as Nesoscaptor uchidai, but Motokawa et al. (2001b) recognized a close relationship to Mogera insularis. The species is endemic to the Senkaku Isls (Motokawa, 2000) and seriously threatened by habitat degradation (Yokohata, 1999).

Contributor

Rainer Hutterer, 2005.

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