|Scientific Name:||Euschmidtia bidens|
|Species Authority:||Descamps, 1964|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Willemse, L.P.M. & Bushell, M.|
Euschmidtia bidens is a very rare grasshopper species, which is only known from the area near Mlingano, Ngomeni (Tanzania) (Descamps 1964, Phipps 1966). Although little is known on its habitat, it is likely to be associated with evergreen lowland rainforest (as typical for the genus). Due to its small geographic range, the decline of rainforests in the coastal area of Tanzania and the low number of locations (only one is known), the species is assessed as Critically Endangered. The last record stems from 1953 and it is therefore considered as "possibly extinct".
|Date last seen:||1953|
|Range Description:||The Mlingano Monkey Grasshopper, Euschmidtia bidens, is only known from the area near Mlingano, Ngomeni (Tanzania).|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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No data on population sizes or trends exist.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Similar to other species of the genus, Euschmidtia bidens probably occurred in evergreen lowland rainforests.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is mainly threatened by deforestation and land use changes (mainly conversion of forested land for agriculture).|
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species.
|Citation:||Hochkirch, A. 2014. Euschmidtia bidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19673674A19681340.Downloaded on 04 December 2016.|
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