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Cryptotis goldmani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Cryptotis goldmani
Species Authority: (Merriam, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Goldman's Broad-clawed Shrew, Goldman's Small-eared Shrew, Goldman's Small Eared Shrew
Synonym(s):
Cryptotis guerrerensis Jackson, 1933

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woodman, N. & Matson, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since it is reasonably widespread, common, it is found in several protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Mexican highlands from 1,550 to 3,000 m asl in Guerrero, and from 2,250 to 3,200 m asl in Oaxaca (Hutterer, 2005; Woodman and Timm, 1999). There is an unconfirmed record from La Reserva de la Biosfera La Sepultura, in Chiapas (Espinoza Medinilla et al. 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This species is fairly common (Reid, 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It usually is found in wet, highland, pine-oak or fir forest, and sometimes in dry, lowland forest (Reid, 1997). It burrows up to 10 cm in to the soft humus, most often need the edge of logs, and is often collected under rotting logs (Carraway 2007). In Oaxaca it is found along streams in damp leaf litter and humus (Carraway 2007).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and development are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in some protected areas (national parks and reserves).

Citation: Woodman, N. & Matson, J. 2008. Cryptotis goldmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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