Tamá small-eared shrew

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Tamá small-eared shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Cryptotis
C. tamensis
Binomial name
Cryptotis tamensis
Woodman, 2002
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Tamá small-eared shrew range

The Tamá small-eared shrew (Cryptotis tamensis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae.[2] It is known from the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia and the Páramo de Tamá of western Venezuela, where it has been found primarily in cloud forest at elevations between 2380 and 3330 m.[1][2] Its range includes Venezuela's El Tamá National Park.[1] The closest relatives of the species are C. meridensis and C. thomasi.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Woodman, N.; Quiroga-Carmona, M. (2018). "Cryptotis tamensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2018 (amended version of 2017 assessment): e.T136780A126907401. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T136780A126907401.en. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.