Cryptotis hondurensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Cryptotis hondurensis Woodman & Timm, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Honduran Small-eared Shrew, Honduran Small Eared 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. & Matson, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its population status and ecological requirements. It is currently known from only three localities but most likely occurs more widely.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs east of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and possibly also in adjacent regions of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua (Hutterer, 2005). It is currently known only from 3 localities at 1,700 m asl (Reid, 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1700
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Population [top]

Population:This species apparently is rare (Reid, 1997) and is only known from three localities.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can be found in pine, mixed pine, and oak forests in highland areas (Hutterer 2005). Its biology is unknown.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and pesticides are probably threats to this species, but more research is needed to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in two protected areas; La Tigra National Park and El Uyuco Reserve.

Citation: Woodman, N. & Matson, J. 2008. Cryptotis hondurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5765A11669588. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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