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Grizzled Mexican small eared shrew

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Soricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Eulipotyphla
Genus  Cryptotis
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Similar  Central American least shrew, Peruvian small‑eared shrew, Eastern Cordillera small‑foot, Scaly‑footed small‑eared shrew, Cameroonian forest shrew

The grizzled Mexican small-eared shrew (Cryptotis obscura) is a small mammal in the order Eulipotyphla. It is native in Mexican highlands. It can be found in dense, wet cloud forest, where it is found in the thick herbaceous undergrowth and leaf litter. It is known to be insectivorous and terrestrial. Threats to the species are deforestation for agriculture and urban development.

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