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)
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 occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2800
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Population [top]

Population: It is commonly found in appropriate habitat.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136267A4267291. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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