IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Range Description

Sinolestes is a monotypic genus restricted to southern China including Taiwan. Needham (1930) described Sinolestes edita from 'Tien Tai', Zhejiang, the synonym Sinolestes ornata from 'Pinglan, Shang-fang, Lo-chen-hsien', Guangxi and the synonym Sinolestes truncata from 'Zakow', Zhejiang. May (1933) listed ornata from three sites near 'Kanton' (Guangzhou). Chao (1947b) recorded edita from 'Ta-Chu-Lau', Shaowu Hsien, Fujian. Wilson and Reels (2003) recorded edita from Damingshan, Guangxi and Wilson and Xu (2007) recorded edita from three locations within Guangdong: Dinghushan, Nanling and Liuxihe and Reels found it from Hainan (Wilson et al. 2008). Yeh (2006) recently recorded Sinolestes edita from Yilan County, northeast Taiwan.

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