|Scientific Name:||Euschmidtia burtti 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.|
Burtt's Monkey Grasshopper is only known from a single locality (Kingolwera, Morogoro, Tanzania), where it has been collected in March and April 1954. The name of this locality has been mis-spelled in the original description (Descamps 1964). No further specimens have been recorded since 1954. Due to its small geographic range with only a single known location and the ongoing decline of rainforest habitats in the region, the species is assessed as Critically Endangered (possibly extinct).
|Date last seen:||1954|
|Range Description:||Euschmidtia burtti is only known from a single locality in Tanzania (Kingolwera, Morogoro). This locality has been erroneously named "Movogovod, Kingolova" in the original description by Descamps (1964). The exact locality of Kingolwera remains unclear, but it is likely to be close to Morogoro town.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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No data on population sizes or trends exist.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Euschmidtia burtti is probably associated with evergreen lowland rainforest habitats.|
|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 major threat to this species is deforestation and habitat conversion, mainly driven by agricultural land use.|
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species.
|Citation:||Hochkirch, A. 2014. Euschmidtia burtti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19673677A19681345.Downloaded on 26 September 2017.|
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