Central American least shrew

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Central American least shrew
Cryptotis orophila.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
C. orophila
Binomial name
Cryptotis orophila
(J.A. Allen, 1895)
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Central American least shrew range

The Central American least shrew (Cryptotis orophila) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in the highlands and mid-elevations from the western part of the northern coast of Honduras to central Costa Rica. It is found in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. It was considered to be a subspecies of the North American least shrew (C. parva) until 2002.[2]


  1. ^ Woodman, N. (2008). "Cryptotis orophila". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136838A4345580. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136838A4345580.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Print.