Guatemalan broad-clawed shrew

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Guatemalan broad-clawed shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
Species: C. griseoventris
Binomial name
Cryptotis griseoventris
Jackson, 1933
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Guatemalan broad-clawed shrew range

The Guatemalan broad-clawed shrew (Cryptotis griseoventris) is a species of small-eared shrew in the family Soricidae. It is known from Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chiapas, where it has been found in montane forests of oak, pine and fir, as well as secondary forest, mostly at elevations above 2,000 m (6,600 ft).[1][2] It feeds on insects.[1] Deforestation and habitat fragmentation are major threats, particularly in Chiapas.[1] It was formerly considered conspecific with C. goldmani.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Woodman, N.; Matson, J.; Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. (2008). "Cryptotis griseoventris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 271. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 

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