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Cryptotis  Pomel, 1848
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179970

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): small-eared shrews [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSoricomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilySoricidae G. Fischer, 1814 – shrews  
                                     SubfamilySoricinae G. Fischer, 1814  
                                        TribeBlarinini Kretzoi, 1965  
                                           GenusCryptotis Pomel, 1848 – small-eared shrews  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Cryptotis alticola (Merriam, 1895) – Central Mexican Broad-clawed Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis brachyonyx Woodman, 2003 – Eastern Cordillera Small-footed Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis colombiana Woodman and Timm, 1993 – Colombian Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis endersi Setzer, 1950 – Enders's Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis equatoris (Thomas, 1912) – Ecuadorean Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis goldmani (Merriam, 1895) – Goldman's Broad-clawed Shrew, Goldman's Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis goodwini Jackson, 1933 – Goodwin's Broad-clawed Shrew, Goodwin's Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis gracilis Miller, 1911 – Talamancan Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis griseoventris Jackson, 1933 – Guatemalan Broad-clawed Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis hondurensis Woodman and Timm, 1992 – Honduran Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis magna (Merriam, 1895) – Big Mexican Small-eared Shrew, Big Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis mayensis (Merriam, 1901) – Yucatan Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis medellinia Thomas, 1921 – Medellín Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis mera Goldman, 1912 – Darién Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis meridensis (Thomas, 1898) – Merida Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis merriami Choate, 1970 – Merriam's Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis mexicana (Coues, 1877) – Mexican Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis montivaga (Anthony, 1921) – Wandering Small-eared Shrew, Ecuadorean Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis nelsoni (Merriam, 1895) – Nelson's Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis nigrescens (J. A. Allen, 1895) – Blackish Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis obscura (Merriam, 1895) – Grizzled Mexican Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis orophila (J. A. Allen, 1895) – Central American Least Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis parva (Say, 1823) – bee shrew, little short-tailed shrew, small short-tailed shrew, Least Shrew, Musaraña-orejillas mínima, North American Least Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis peregrina (Merriam, 1895) – Oaxacan Broad-clawed Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis peruviensis Vivar, Pacheco and Valqui, 1997 – Peruvian Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis phillipsii (Schaldach, 1966) – Phillips' Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis squamipes (J. A. Allen, 1912) – Western Colombian Small-eared Shrew, Scaly-footed Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis tamensis Woodman, 2002 – Tamá Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis thomasi (Merriam, 1897) – Thomas' Small-eared Shrew 
                                              Species Cryptotis tropicalis (Merriam, 1895) – Tropical Small-eared Shrew 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Cryptotis    
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Cryptotis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cryptotis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Cryptotis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Cryptotis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Cryptotis   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: See Repenning (1967:37) and Reumer (1998:19) for placement in Blarinini. North and Central American species revised in part by Choate (1970) and Choate and Fleharty (1974); Central and South American species revised by Woodman (1996, 2002, 2003), Woodman and Timm (1993, 1999, 2000), and Vivar et al. (1997). Gureev (1979:433-437) listed many species that Choate (1970) considered synonyms. Formerly included C. surinamensis which was transferred to Sorex araneus by Husson (1963). Woodman (1993...  



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