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SPECIES Cryptotis merriami

Author:Choate, 1970.
Citation:Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 277.
Common Name:Merriam's Small-eared Shrew
Type Locality:Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Jacaltenango, 5400 ft. (1646 m).
Distribution:Highlands of S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, N Nicaragua, and N Costa Rica.
Comments:C. nigrescens group. Formerly included in nigrescens, but redefined by Woodman and Timm (1993). Occurs syntopically with nigrescens in Costa Rica (Woodman, 2000).
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