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Zingis radiolata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Helicarionidae

Scientific Name: Zingis radiolata von Martens

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lange, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Tattersfield, P. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Zingis radiolata is endemic to Kenya. Extent of occurrence is estimated to be <100 km²: the species was not located in recent surveys and the forest fragments are very small. Main threats to the species are habitat change (i.e., loss and disturbance) probably due to natural drought, fire outbreaks or forest clearance. Further surveys are required to ascertain whether this species has become extinct.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Kenya. Occurs in the Teita Hills, although the species was not found in any of the 73 sites surveyed by C. Lange in the Taita Hills forests in 2000.
Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
Kenya
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Population [top]

Population:Verdcourt (1991) noted that this species was collected in abundance in 1915 at an altitude, which would suggest it was a forest dweller, but that a survey in 1960 failed to locate any specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Unknown.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat change (i.e., loss and disturbance probably due to natural drought, fire outbreaks or human forest clearance).

Citation: Lange, C. 2004. Zingis radiolata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T23210A9429110. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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