Shaoying Liu

Shaoying Liu
Sichuan Academy of Forestry, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China

PhD

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Introduction
Small mammals' taxonomy and phylogeny, including Rodentia, Lagomorpha, Lipotyphla, and small body of Carnivora.

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It is generally believed that there is only one species, Nectogale elegans in the genus Nectogale. However, the validity of the species status of Nectogale sikhimensis has been controversial, and the phylogenetic relationship of this genus has not been well resolved. In this study, the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and eight nuclear genes were us...
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During a small mammal survey in Wanglang National Natural Reserve, Sichuan, China in August–October 2018, we collected four specimens of an Asiatic striped squirrel (genus Tamiops) that could not be assigned morphologically to any described species. Phylogenetic analyses of CYTB and nuDNA sequences strongly supported them in the genus Tamiops. The...
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The missing-toothed pygmy weasel, Mustela aistoodonnivalis Wu and Kao, 1991, was originally described from Zhouzhi and Zhashui in the Qingling Mountains in Shaanxi province, China. Subsequently it was considered a subspecies of M. nivalis. During a faunal survey of northwest Sichuan, some specimens of M. aistoodonnivalis were collected. Molecular p...
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The flying squirrels (Pteromyini, Rodentia) are the most diverse and widely distributed group of gliding mammals. Taxonomic boundaries and relationships within flying squirrels remain an area of active research in mammalogy. The discovery of new specimens of Pteromys ( Hylopetes) leonardi Thomas, 1921 previously considered a synonym of Hylopetes al...
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本书是“中国生物多样性红色名录:脊椎动物”的“第一卷 哺乳动物”,全书分为总论和各论两部分。总论介绍了哺乳动物的演化与现状、中国哺乳动物多样性与保护现状、本红色名录评估对象的分类系统、中国哺乳动物编目(2021)、中国哺乳动物分布格局和受保护状况;介绍了红色名录评估过程、依据的评估等级和标准,还介绍了咨询专家、评估队伍,以及建立数据库和开展初评、通讯评审、形成评估报告的过程:总结分析了评估结果,介绍了中国哺乳动物濒危状况,分析了野外灭绝的和区域灭绝的物种,分析了受威胁物种比例、哺乳动物的分布和濒危原因等,并将评估结果与《IUCN 受威胁物种红色名录》(2020-2) 进行了比较分析;最后,分析了中国哺乳动物保护成效与远景。各论是图书的主体,对评估的700种哺乳动物物种的相关信息,即分类地位、...
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The Himalayan Shrew belongs to the genus Soriculus, which is a monotypic genus. We investigated the phylogeographic patterns, speciation, divergence time, and demographic history of Soriculus nigrescens in southwestern China. A total of 128 samples from 29 regions were analyzed for both mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Phylogenetic analyses of the...
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Background: Crocidura, the most speciose mammalian genus, occurs across much of Asia, Europe and Africa. The taxonomy of Chinese representatives has been studied primarily based on cursory morphological comparisons and their molecular phylogenetic analyses remain unexplored. In order to understand the phylogeny of this group in China, we estimated...
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Pikas are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere and are highly adapted to cold and alpine environments. They are one of the most complex and problematic groups in mammalian systematics, and the origin and evolutionary history of extant pikas remain controversial. In this study, we sequenced the whole coding sequences of 105 pika samples (29...
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Background: Crocidura, the most speciose mammalian genus, occurs across much of Asia, Europe and Africa. The taxonomy of Chinese representatives has been studied primarily based on cursory morphological comparisons and their molecular phylogenetic analyses remain unexplored. In order to understand the phylogeny of this group in China, we estimated...
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Background: Crocidura , the most speciose mammalian genus, occurs across much of Asia, Europe and Africa. The taxonomy of Chinese representatives has been studied primarily based on cursory morphological comparisons and their molecular phylogenetic analyses remain unexplored. In order to understand the phylogeny of this group in China, we estimated...
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Neodon , genus of a short time evolutionary history, was reported to be diverged from its relatives in early stage of Pleistocene. Only 4 species were well documented in Neodon for a long period of time until last years when a systematic work described and added three new species, adjusted three species used to belong to Lasiopodomys, Phaiomys, Mic...
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Background: Crocidura, the most speciose mammalian genus, occurs across much of Asia, Europe and Africa. In China, the taxonomy has been primarily based on cursory morphological comparisons and molecular phylogenetic relationships of the genus remain unexplored. In order to understand the phylogeny of this group in China, we estimated the first mul...
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Background: Crocidura , the most speciose mammalian genus, occurs across much of Asia, Europe and Africa. The taxonomy of Chinese representatives has been studied primarily based on cursory morphological comparisons and their molecular phylogenetic analyses remain unexplored. In order to understand the phylogeny of this group in China, we estimated...
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The aim of this study was to conduct comprehensive phylogeographic and demographic analyses to examine the degree to which topographic and climatic conditions have affected the patterns of diversification and migration in a strictly montane inhabitant, the montane long‐tailed mole (Scaptonyx fusicaudus). The mountains of south‐western China and adj...
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The systematics of the subgenus Eothenomys (Cricetidae: Arvicolinae) is controversial because of the morphological similarity among species and the incomplete sampling of taxa. Here, we gather specimens of Oriental voles from throughout their distributions. We sequence and analyse two mitochondrial and three nuclear gene segments. A principal compo...
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The systematics of the subgenus Eothenomys (Cricetidae: Arvicolinae) is controversial because of the morphological similarity among species and the incomplete sampling of taxa. Here, we gather specimens of Oriental voles from throughout their distributions. We sequence and analyse two mitochondrial and three nuclear gene segments. A principal compo...
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Aim The drivers of extraordinary species diversity and endemism in biodiversity hotspots remain elusive. To identify such drivers, it is necessary to understand the origin of allopatric cryptic diversity that formed as an important part of the biodiversity in low‐latitude montane areas. Here, we test hypotheses regarding the patterns and processes...
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Apodemus (mice) and Rattus (rats) are the top rodent reservoirs for zoonoses in China, yet little is known about their diversity. We reexamined the alpha diversity of these two genera based on a new collection of specimens from China and their cyt b sequences in GenBank. We also tested whether species could be identified using external and craniode...
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The genera Myodes (red-backed voles) and Alticola (mountain voles) appear to be sister taxa based on morphological similarities, but molecular analyses fail to resolve them as monophyletic genera owing to the uncertain taxonomic status of Craseomys and Phaulomys. As a result of incomplete sampling of related specimens, ongoing controversies on the...
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The Burmese Short-Tailed Shrew, Blarinella wardi, is distributed in western Yunnan, southwest Sichuan and Myanmar. It has been listed as Near Threatened (NT) species recently by the red list of China’s vertebrates. We firstly obtained complete mitochondrial genome of Blarinella wardi. In this study, the complete mitogenome sequence is 16,951 bp in...
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The complete mitogenome sequence of Chinese Shrew (Sorex sinalis) was determined in this study. The mitogenome is a circular molecule of 17,216 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosome RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes and two non-coding regions. Recently, Chinese Shrew has been listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN red list of...
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Background: South China encompasses complex and diverse landforms, giving rise to high biological diversity and endemism from the Hengduan Mountains to Taiwan Island. Many species are widely distributed across South China with similar disjunct distribution patterns. To explore the causes of these disjunct distribution patterns and their genetic co...
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Biodiversity hotspots should be given high priority for conservation under the situation of global climate change. The sky islands in southwestern China are characterized by extraordinarily high species diversity and are among one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. However, neither the actual species diversity in this region or mechanisms ge...
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Due to recent modifications of mammalian taxonomy, discoveries of mammalogy in China, and conservation needs of the country, China’s mammal diversity inventory is in urgent need of an update. We collected new species and records of mammal species in China from the literature since March 2015, adopted the new taxonomy, incorporated our own research,...
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Shrews in the genus Chodsigoa are among the least known mammals in China. We sequenced one mitochondrial and two nuclear genes for 47 specimens. Using museum collections and sequences from GenBank, we integrated molecular and morphometric approaches to delimit species boundaries and estimate the phylogenetic relationships. Several species were not...
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Systematics of pikas (genus Ochotona) has been controversial because of the general similarity among species, as well as incomplete sampling due to the remote localities where many forms occur. In this study we sampled 169 pikas from central China in an attempt to clarify the systematics of Ochotona in this region. Each specimen was assayed for mit...
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We examined 212 complete sequences of the cytochrome b gene for all pika species (Lagomorpha: Ochotona) as well as 250 skulls of pikas from the eastern Himalayan region. The results of our analyses suggest that a new and distinct subspecies of large-eared pika - Ochotona macrotis gomchee ssp.n. occurs in Bhutan. Our phylogenetic analyses indicate t...
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Background Niviventer is a genus of white-bellied rats that are among the most common rodents in the Indo-Sundaic region. The taxonomy of the genus has undergone extensive revisions and remains controversial. The current phylogeny is unresolved and was developed primarily on the basis of mitochondrial genes. Identification is extremely difficult, a...
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China has 26 species in the tribe Arvicolini. The taxonomic status of these voles remains controversial despite much effort. Herein, we evaluate the taxonomic position of 22 species plus 2 unidentified taxa using mitochondrial DNA gene sequences (cytb + CO1). We also evaluate 18 species and 2 unidentified taxa using morphological data. Phylogenetic...
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To assess the overall threat status of wild vertebrates in China, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, allied with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, initiated a program compiling a China Biodiversity Red List —Vertebrates in 2013. Through this program, we compiled a Red List of China’s Vertebrates using three documents as reference: (1) IUCN Re...
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Abstract The species diversity within the genus Uropsilus were underestimated: 10 species among the genus Uropsilus have been proposed. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of U. gracilis, with the topotype, was determined. It is 16,536 bp in length, comprising of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes and 1 control...
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Abstract The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Cricetulus longicaudatus (Rodentia Cricetidae: Cricetinae) was determined and was deposited in GenBank (GenBank accession no. KM067270). The mitochondrial genome of C. longicaudatus was 16,302 bp in length and contained 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, 22 transfer RNA (tRN...
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Asiatic shrewlike moles are distributed almost entirely in south-west China; four of the five species of the genus Uropsilus, Uropsilus aequodonenia, U. andersoni, U. investigator and U. soricipes are endemic to China. Excluding the five species, three cryptic species (U. sp. 1, U. sp. 2 and U. sp. 3) and two putative species, U. nivatus and U. atr...
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The large-eared field mouse (Apodemus latronum Thomas, 1911), a common rodent, mainly inhabits southwestern China. Since its first description nearly a century ago, there have been numerous taxonomical and morphological arguments as to its validity, but relatively little work was done on mapping out the geographic variations observed in samples of...
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Pelage color variants have been documented in some small mammals, but there is not any reported about coat color variation in shrews. Here, pelage color variants of the two sibling species (Sorex cylindricauda and Sorex bedfordiae) were uncovered in different sampling sites. Our data may initiate new interest to pelage color variants in small mamma...
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Abstract Wood mice of the genus Apodemus are the most common small rodents in fields and broad-leaf forests in the temperate zone. In this study, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome of Apodemus latronum. It was endemic species to China, which mainly inhabited at the high land of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. The complete mitochondrial ge...
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Abstract The Cricetulus kamensis is endemic to China and is popular as pet. In the present study, the complete mitogenome of C. kamensis was first determined. It was 16,270 bp in length and the composition and arrangement of its genes are analogous to most other mammals. The overall base composition of heavy strand is 33.2% A, 26.8% T, 27.2% C and...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Chinese shrew mole, Uropsilus soricipes (Soricomorpha: Talpidae) was determined (GenBank accession no. JQ658979). The mitogenome is 16,575 base pairs and contains 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes and one control region. Phylogenetic relationship analysis based on 12 con...
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Ward's Red-backed Vole (Eothenomys wardi) is a rodent from the family Cricetidae. This endemic species occurs only in extreme northwestern Yunnan province, China in the Mekong and Salween river divide. It occupies steep cliffs at 2,800 to 4,250 m above sea level on the remote Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. The validity of E. wardi is controversial and no...
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We collected a group of shrew moles from Puge County, Meigu County, Luding County, and Jiulong County, southwestern Sichuan, China. Morphologically, they were similar to other species of shrew moles in possessing the following suite of characteristics: body shrew-like; snout long and thin; ear present; forefeet small and not modified for digging; l...
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The Jiajin Mountains, locating in the mountainous southwest of China, has been a hotbed of biodiversity research for the past several decades. We conducted a species diversity survey of small mammals at different elevation bands and in various habitat types. A total of 927 individuals were captured. These animals belonged to 4 orders, 8 families, a...
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Based on morphological character comparisons and molecular phylogenetic reconstruction, we assessed the validity of the ratsnake subspecies Elaphe carinata deqenensis. Phylogenetic relationships inferred from fragments of two mitochondrial genes (ND2 and ND4) and one nuclear gene (c-mos) revealed a well-supported and minimally divergent sister rela...
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The systematics of Oriental voles remains controversial despite numerous previous studies. In this study, we explore the systematics of all species of Oriental voles, except Eothenomys wardi, using a combination of DNA sequences and morphological data. Our molecular phylogeny, based on two mitochondrial genes (COI and cyt b), resolves the Oriental...
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The Gracile shrew mole (Uropsilus gracilis) belongs to the family Talpidae, which distributes in southwestern China, extending to northern Myanmar. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of U. gracilis was sequenced. It was determined to be of 16,533 bases. The nucleotide sequence data of 12 heavy-strand protein-coding genes of U. gracili...
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The first complete mitochondrial genome of the large white-bellied rat (Niviventer excelsior) was sequenced and annotated in order to provide a source of phylogenetic characters including an assessment of gene order arrangement. The mitochondrial genome sequence (16,298 bp) of N. excelsior contains 13 protein-coding, 2 rRNA and 22 tRNA genes as wel...
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The southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (SEMTP) is a particularly interesting region due to its topographic complexity and unique geologic history, but phylogeographic studies that focus on this region are rare. In this study, we investigated the phylogeography of the South China field mouse, Apodemus draco, in order to assess the role of ge...
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The classification and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Blarinella were based on its morphological characteristics in previous studies. There were few studies published about the molecular genetic relationships and biogeography for this genus. Here, we reconstructed the phylogenetic relationships of the genus Blarinella based on two mitochon...
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During a faunal survey in southern Xizang, we collected 27 specimens of voles that could not be identified as any known species in the Arvicolinae. These specimens shared the following morphological characteristics, not corresponding with any other arvicoline species: the first lower molar possessed five closed triangles, the third upper molar exhi...
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The Chinese oriental vole (Eothenomys chinensis) belongs to subfamily Arvicolinae, which is endemic to the mountains in southwest China. E. chinensis and other Arvicoline species display a number of features that make them ideal for evolutionary studies of speciation and the role of Quaternary glacial cycles on diversification. In this study, the c...