Patterns of morphological variation amongst semifossorial shrews in the highlands of Guatemala, with the description of a new species (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae)

@article{Woodman2011PatternsOM,
  title={Patterns of morphological variation amongst semifossorial shrews in the highlands of Guatemala, with the description of a new species (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae)},
  author={Neal Woodman},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={163},
  pages={1267-1288}
}
  • N. Woodman
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Members of the Cryptotis goldmani group of small-eared shrews (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae) represent a clade within the genus that is characterized by modifications of the forelimb that include broadened forefeet, elongated and broadened foreclaws, and massive humeri with enlarged processes. These modifications are consistent with greater adaptation to their semifossorial habits than other members of the genus. The species in this group occur discontinuously in temperate highlands from… 
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