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Species of Thailand

Chinese mole shrew

Binomial name: Anourosorex squamipes, Henri Milne-Edwards, 1872

The Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) is a species of mole shrew on the Asian mole shrew branch of the shrew family of mammals.

Despite the name, it is found not only in China but also in Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Like all other species of the genus Anourosorex, the Chinese mole shrew is fossorial, and is found in montane forests.

In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control reported this species can carry a version of the hantavirus which is genetically distinct from rodent hantavirus and new to science.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Soricomorpha
Family
Soricidae
Genus
Anourosorex
Species
Anourosorex squamipes

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Anourosorex squamipes in Thailand