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SPECIES Cryptotis mexicana

Author:Coues, 1877.
Citation:Bull. U.S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr., 3: 652.
Common Name:Mexican Small-eared Shrew
Type Locality:Mexico, Veracruz, Jalapa, ca. 1520 m.
Distribution:Humid upper tropical zone in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz (Mexico); altitudinal range 520 to 2600 m (Carraway, ms; Fa, 1989).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:C. mexicana group. Reviewed by Choate (1970; 1973, Mammalian Species No. 28), who recognized four subspecies, mexicana, nelsoni, obscura, and peregrina; the latter three were regarded as separate species by Woodman and Timm (1999).
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