Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Amaranthaceae

Scientific Name: Blutaparon rigidum
Species Authority: (B.L. Rob. & Greenm.) Mears
Common Name(s):
English Galapagos Amaranth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2005-12-31
Assessor(s): Tye, A. & Lau, B.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Sayer, C.
This species is Extinct and was last collected in 1906 from Santiago.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Extinct (EX)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Santiago, Galapagos Islands. It was only collected twice, in 1895 and 1905-6, both on Santiago (Baur, holotype: Orchilla Bay, which untraced; Stewart: NE near shore and at 200 m asl). It occurred from zero to 200 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
Upper elevation limit (metres): 200
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Population [top]

Population: This species is now considered extinct and was last collected in 1906.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was a shrub found in the coastal, dry zone.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was perhaps driven to extinction by goats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions were put in place before this species went extinct.

Citation: Tye, A. & Lau, B. 2014. Blutaparon rigidum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T39087A61481721. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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