Cordyla somalensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Cordyla somalensis
Species Authority: J.B.Gillett

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Thulin, M.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: One of the subspecies, ssp. littoralis, is confined to the coastal dunes in southern Somalia and would be categorised as Vulnerable (VU D2). However, the differences between it and the type subspecies are not thought to be significant. The species occurs more widely from southern Somalia up to the eastern Ogaden.
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Population [top]

Population: It is not common.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Ssp. littoralis, is confined to coastal dunes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is vulnerable to degradation.

Citation: Thulin, M. 1998. Cordyla somalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32880A9731561. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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