Cryptotis goldmani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-25
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Woodman, N. & Matson, J.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1550
Upper elevation limit (metres):3200
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Population [top]

Population:This species is fairly common (Reid 1997).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 near 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).
Generation Length (years):0-1

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: Cassola, F. 2016. Cryptotis goldmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41371A22285527. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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