Tropical small-eared shrew

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

The tropical small-eared shrew (Cryptotis tropicalis) is a very small mammal of the family Soricidae. 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.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (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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