Peruvian small-eared shrew

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Peruvian small-eared shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
Species: C. peruviensis
Binomial name
Cryptotis peruviensis
Vivar, Pacheco & Valqui, 1997
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Peruvian small-eared shrew range

The Peruvian small-eared shrew (Cryptotis peruviensis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is known only from northern Peru, where it has been found in shrubby "elfin" cloud forest in the Andes at elevations from 2050 to 3150 m.[1][2] The species may also be present in Ecuador. It has the southernmost range of any shrew in South America.[2] (The restricted range of shrews in South America is a reflection of their limited mobility and relatively recent arrival from Central America as part of the Great American Interchange.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodman, N. (2008). "Cryptotis peruviensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.