Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Sorex arunchi is endemic to Europe, where it is found in the Udine province of north-east Italy, and probably adjacent Slovenia (Lapini and Testone 1998).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a lowland taxon, and is found in forested areas.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Hutterer, R., Amori, G. & Kryštufek, B.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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Justification
It is uncertain whether this is a valid species. More taxonomic investigation is required, as well as research on range, population, ecological requirements and threats. This taxon has a restricted extent of occurrence (<20,000 km2), so it may warrant listing in a threatened category when more data become available.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for S. arunchi.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Pesticides and habitat destruction (agriculture) are likely to be the main threats. Shrews tend to accumulate toxins from pesticides and pollutants through their invertebrate diet (Stone 1995). It may be particularly vulnerable to habitat loss because of its restricted range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are known to be in place. More research is needed, particularly taxonomic research.
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Wikipedia

Udine shrew

The Udine shrew (Sorex arunchi) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is found in the Udine province of north-east Italy and in western Slovenia.

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