Kloss's Mole (Euroscaptor klossi)
This species is found in Southern China (Southern Yunnan
(Smith et al. 2008)), extending to Eastern Myanmar, the highlands of Northern
and Western Thailand, and most of the mountainous regions of Lao PDR and
Vietnam. There is an isolated population in the mountains of Peninsular
China; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
This species is locally abundant throughout its range.
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
This species inhabits forest habitat, and areas with loose
sandy soil, especially near streams. It is not known whether or not it can adapt
to anthropogenic habitats.
The threats to this species are not known. If it is dependent
on forest, then threats are likely to include forest clearance for agriculture,
plantations, logging and human settlement.
Given its wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.