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SPECIES Mogera uchidai

Author:Abe, Shiraishi and Arai, 1991.
Citation:J. Mammal. Soc. Japan, 15: 53.
Common Name:Senkaku Mole
Type Locality:Japan, Ryukyu Isls, Senkaku Isls, west coast of Uotsuri-jima.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Originally described as Nesoscaptor uchidai, but Motokawa et al. (2001b) recognized a close relationship to Mogera insularis. The species is endemic to the Senkaku Isls (Motokawa, 2000) and seriously threatened by habitat degradation (Yokohata, 1999).
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