Telebasis versicolor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Telebasis versicolor Fraser, 1946
Common Name(s):
English Forcipate Firetail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-10-08
Assessor(s): Tennessen, K., Mauffray, W., Bota-Sierra, C., Rache, L. & Palacino, F.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M., von Ellenrieder, N. & Garrison, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Carr, J.
This species is considered Least Concern as it has large amounts of potential (yet unexplored) habitat available, occurs in at least one protected area, and is subject to no known major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the Amazonian region of southern Colombia (Fraser 1946) in the Putumayo Department (Pérez-Gutiérrez and Palacino-Rodríguez 2011), and in Ecuador in Orellana (formerly part of Napo) and Sucumbios provinces (R.W. Garrison 2006, K. Tennessen pers. obs. 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):220
Upper elevation limit (metres):533
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data on population size and trends for this species. It is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been found in a shaded forest pool (K. Tennessen pers. comm. 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not believed to be used or traded in any way.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging for commercial and other unknown purposes, as well as agricultural clearance could be posing a threat to this species in some parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in a protected area: Reserva Waorami, Ecuador (R.W. Garrison 2006). Surveys to establish the species' distribution and trends, and to confirm the absence of threats are needed.

Citation: Tennessen, K., Mauffray, W., Bota-Sierra, C., Rache, L. & Palacino, F. 2016. Telebasis versicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T158911A66761901. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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