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A new species of small-eared shrew in the <I>Cryptotis thomasi</I> species group from Costa Rica (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae)

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dc.contributor.author Woodman, Neal en
dc.contributor.author Timm, Robert M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-01T17:50:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-01T17:50:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Woodman, Neal and Timm, Robert M. 2017. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F29365">A new species of small-eared shrew in the Cryptotis thomasi species group from Costa Rica (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae)</a>." <em>Mammal Research</em>. 62 (1):89&ndash;101. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-016-0289-6">https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-016-0289-6</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 2199-2401
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/29365
dc.description.abstract We describe a new species of small-eared shrew, genus Cryptotis Pomel, 1848 (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae), from near the community of Monteverde in the Tilarán highlands of northwestern Costa Rica. The new species is immediately distinguished from all other Costa Rican shrews its large size and long tail. Morphologically, it belongs to the Cryptotis thomasi group of small-eared shrews, a clade that is more typically distributed in the Andes Cordillera and other highland regions of northern South America. The new Costa Rican species and the Panamanian endemic Cryptotis endersi Setzer, 1950 are the only two members of this species group known to occur in Central America. Like most other members of the C. thomasi group for which the postcranial skeleton has been studied, the new species tends be more ambulatory (rather than semi-fossorial) when compared with other members of the genus. Our survey efforts over several decades failed to locate a population of the new species, and we discuss its conservation status in light of its limited potential distribution in the Tilarán highlands and the significant climatic change that has been documented in the Monteverde region during the past four decades. en
dc.relation.ispartof Mammal Research en
dc.title A new species of small-eared shrew in the <I>Cryptotis thomasi</I> species group from Costa Rica (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 140192
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s13364-016-0289-6
rft.jtitle Mammal Research
rft.volume 62
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 89
rft.epage 101
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.description.SIUnit affiliated agency staff en
dc.citation.spage 89
dc.citation.epage 101

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