Cryptotis medellinia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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).
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided