Chinese mole shrew

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Chinese mole shrew
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Anourosorex
Species: A. squamipes
Binomial name
Anourosorex squamipes
Milne-Edwards, 1872
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Chinese mole shrew range

The Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) is one of four species of Asian mole shrew in the genus Anourosorex.[2]

Despite the name, it is found not only in China but also in northeast 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.[1]

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.[3]


  • Smith, A.T and Xie, Y. 2008. A guide to the mammals of China. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.