The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Cryptotis nelsoni (Merriam, 1895)

Nelson's small eared shrew

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1900

Rediscovered: 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Veracruz State, Mexico

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:
 
Merriam , C.H. 1895. Revision of the shrews of the American genera Blarina and Notiosorex. NorthAm. Fauna 10: 1-34.
 
 
Other references:
 
Carraway, L.N. 2007. Shrews (Eulypotyphla: Soricidae) of Mexico. Western North American Naturalist 3.
 
Cervantes, F. A., and Guevara, L. 2009. Rediscovery of the critically endangered Nelson’s small-eared shrew (Cryptotis nelsoni), endemic to Volcán San Martín, Eastern México. Mammalian Biology.
 
Choate, J.R. 1970. Systematics and zoogeography of the Middle American shrews of the genus Cryptotis. University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History 19: 195-317.
 
Dirzo, R. and Garcia, M. C. 1992. Rates of deforestation in Los Tuxtlas, a neotropical area in Veracruz, Mexico. Conservation Biology 6(1): 84-90.
 
Goldman, E.A. 1951. Biological investigations in Mexico. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 115: 1-476.
 
Gonzalez Christen, A. 2008. La diversidad alfa, beta y gamma de la mastofauna en la Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Lorenzo, C., Espinoza, E., and Ortega, J. (eds), Avances en el Estudio de los Mamiferos de Mexico, Asociacion Mexicana de Mastozoologia, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
 
Guevara, Lázaro and Sánchez-Cordero, Víctor. (2018). New records of a critically endangered shrew from Mexican cloud forests (Soricidae, Cryptotis nelsoni) and prospects for future field research. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e26667. [automatic download]
 
Hutterer, R. 2005. Order Soricomorpha. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 220-311. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
 
Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
 
Woodman, N., Matson, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2010. Cryptotis nelsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T136389A4284838. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T136389A4284838.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

 

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