Cryptotis peregrina 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Cryptotis peregrina
Species Authority: (Merriam, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Oaxacan Broad-clawed Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woodman, N., Álvarez Castañeda, S.T., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient because it is currently only known from two locations, and there is still very little information known about population status and threats to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from only two localities; Sierra de Cuatro Venados and Sierra Yucuyacua, in Oaxaca state, Mexico (Hutterer, 2005). The type locality is at an elevation of 9,500 ft (2,860 m asl).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Oaxaca)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from only a few specimens (Neal Woodman pers. comm. 2008). There have been several surveys in its range but no recent specimens have been collected, including the American Museum of Natural History, UNAM, and Centro Interdisciplinario de Desarrllo Integral (Sergio Ticul Alvarez pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known, the only habitat information is from the type locality which is described as "wet meadow" within cloud forest. It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is probably a threat to this species, but more information is needed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range does not include any protected areas.

Citation: Woodman, N., Álvarez Castañeda, S.T., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Cryptotis peregrina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136550A4309165. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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