Tropical small-eared shrew

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Tropical small-eared shrew[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
Species: C. tropicalis
Binomial name
Cryptotis tropicalis
(Merriam, 1895)
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Tropical small-eared shrew range
Synonyms
  • micrurus (Tomes, 1861)
  • tropicalis (Gray, 1843)

The tropical small-eared shrew (Cryptotis tropicalis) is a very small mammal of the Soricidae family. The species is found in the eastern highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, and parts of Belize and Guatemala. Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the North American least shrew (C. parva), but it has gained species status. The relationship with the Central American least shrew (C. orophila) is still to be studied.

References[edit]

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

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