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Cryptotis squamipes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Cryptotis squamipes
Species Authority: (J.A. Allen, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Scaly-footed Small-eared Shrew, Western Colombian Small-eared Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this species is unclear (N. Woodman pers. comm.).

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)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its probably wide distribution although at present it is still known only from a few specimens, it occurs in at least one protected area and may be tolerant of some degree of disturbance of its habitat, 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 southern portions of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia and Ecuador (Hutterer 2005). It is found at 2,640 m asl (B. Rivas Pava pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: It is only known from a few specimens and population trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species has been found in primary and secondary forest. It has been found in an area of high grasses near pine plantations which had been previously deforested suggesting it may be adaptable to disturbance of its habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Any major threats to this species are unknown. The region has experienced deforestation, although the extent to which this affects the species is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from at least one protected area, Munchique National Park in Colombia. More research is needed to determine the range, population status, ecology, and major threats to this species.

Citation: Woodman, N. 2008. Cryptotis squamipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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