Abe, Shiraishi & Arai, 1991
|Senkaku Mole range|
The Senkaku mole (Mogera uchidai), also known as the Ryukyu mole, is a species of mammal in the Talpidae family. It was formerly classified as being monotypic within the genus Nesoscaptor. It is endemic to the Uotsuri-jima (Japanese: 魚釣島; hiragana: うおつりじま) of the disputed territory of Senkaku Islands, also known as the Diaoyutai Islands (Chinese: 釣魚台列嶼). Owing to the territorial dispute between Japan and China, the mole is now, since 2010, known in China as the Diaoyutai mole (Chinese: 釣魚台鼴; pinyin: diàoyútái yǎn) in Chinese.
Its existence is threatened by habitat loss, due to the introduction of domestic goats in 1978; the goats now number more than 300 on this tiny island. Its conservation status was upgraded to CR in 2010 by the Biodiversity Center of Japan.
- Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Mogera uchidai. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
- 伊澤雅子 「センカクモグラ」 『改訂・沖縄県の絶滅のおそれのある野生生物（動物編）-レッドデータおきなわ-』、沖縄県文化環境部自然保護課編 、2005年、19-20頁。 (Japanese)
|Wikispecies has information related to: Mogera uchidai|
- EDGE:: Mammal Species Information(Nesoscaptor uchidai)
- センカクモグラ（絶滅危惧種情報検索） - 環境省生物多様性センター. (Japanese)
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