The Shrew-mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, is described; its behaviour, activity patterns, movements, feeding habits, reproductive biology and social behaviour are reported. An avaluation of the Shrew-mole's status is suggested based on distribution and habitat information. The range of Neurotrichus gibbsii extends from the Sunshine Coast to western Manning Park, mainly in the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Its range is likely wider than is presently known. The Shrew-mole prefers riparian habitats in late seral stages and deciduous forests but has been recorded at low abundance in early seral riparian environments. Shrew-mole numbers are low throughout its range in BC and can never be expected to be abundant. Further research to determine thhe current range and habitat requirements of Neurotrichus gibbsii is recommended. Although special management to maintain the species is probably not necessary, habitat alteration probably affects local abundances. Responses of the Shrew-mole to forest management
Kremsater, L., Andrusiak, L.;Bunnell, F.L.. 1993. Status of the Shrew-mole in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR55
Topic: Species status
Keywords: Shrew-mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, behaviour, activity patterns, movements, feeding habits, reproductive biology and social behaviour, status, habitat, abundance, management, research recommendations
Scientific Name: Neurotrichus gibbsii
English Name: Shrew-mole
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