Chodsigoa smithii, Thomas, 1911

Russell A. Mittermeier & Don E. Wilson, 2018, Soricidae, Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 8 Insectivores, Sloths and Colugos, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 332-551 : 452

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Chodsigoa smithii


164. View Plate 18: Soricidae

Smith’s Brown-toothed Shrew

Chodsigoa smithii View in CoL

French: Musaraigne de Smith / German: Smith-Braunzahnspitzmaus / Spanish: Musarana de dientes marrones de Smith

Other common names: Smith's Shrew

Taxonomy. Chodsigoa smithii Thomas, 1911 View in CoL ,

“ Ta-tsien-lu [= Kangding],” Sichuan, China.

Chodsigoa smithii used to include C. parca and C furva as synonyms, both of which are supported as full species. C. smithii is supported as a sister species of C. furva, as C. salenskii and C. smithii were recorded from the same mountain and because they are the largest two species of the genus; these two species probably have a close re-

lationship if they are not conspecific. C. salenskii is only represented by the holotype and, therefore, it is difficult to verify this hypothesis. Monotypic.

Distribution. C & SW China (S Shaanxi, Sichuan, E Yunnan, and Guizhou). View Figure

Descriptive notes. Head-body 76-84 mm,tail 93-110 mm, hindfoot 16-20 mm. No specific data are available for body weight. Condylo-incisive lengths are 21-5-23 mm, and tooth rows are 9-10-2 mm. Smith’s Brown-toothed Shrew is the second largest species of Chodsigoa . Dorsum and venter are generally dark gray. Tail is longer than head-body length, not sharply bicolored, covered with short hair, and naked at tip. There are three upper unicuspids. Rostrum is narrow and sharply narrowed in front.

Habitat. Montane broad-leaved forests at elevations of 900-3000 m.

Food and Feeding. No information.

Breeding. No information.

Activity patterns. Most Smith’s Brown-toothed Shrews were captured at night. Long tail and large hindfeet suggest that it is an agile climber.

Movements, Home range and Social organization. No information.

Status and Conservation. Classified as Near Threatened on The IUCN Red Lust. It is suspected that Smith’s Brown-toothed Shrew will lose 30% ofits habitats in the next ten years. Most ofits distribution is likely in montane areas, and it is found in several conservation areas.

Bibliography. Chen Zhongzheng et al. (2017), Hoffmann (1985), Smith & Yan Xie (2008).














Chodsigoa smithii

Russell A. Mittermeier & Don E. Wilson 2018

Chodsigoa smithii

Thomas 1911
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