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Cryptotis medellinia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Cryptotis medellinia
Species Authority: Thomas, 1921
Common Name/s:
English Medellín Small-eared Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Woodman, N.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the northern portion of the Central and Western Cordilleras of Colombia (Woodman 2002; Hutterer 2005). It is found from 2,500 to 2,800 m asl (Delgado pers. comm. 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is commonly found in appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary forest, as well as agricultural fields (Delgado pers. comm. 2005). It is predated by the crab-eating fox, Cerdocyon thous (Delgado 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats identified for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species likely occurs in several protected areas.
Citation: Woodman, N. 2008. Cryptotis medellinia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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