Medellín small-eared shrew

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Medellín small-eared shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
Species: C. medellinia
Binomial name
Cryptotis medellinia
Thomas, 1921
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Medellin small-eared shrew range

The Medellín small-eared shrew (Cryptotis medellinia) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Colombia, where it is known from the northern parts of the Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central[2] at elevations from 2500 to 2800 m.[1] The species is found in montane forest and cultivated areas, and is subject to predation from the crab-eating fox.[1] The specific name refers to the city of Medellín.


  1. ^ a b c Woodman, N. (2008). "Cryptotis medellinia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ 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. 272. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.