Flabellidium spinosum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Hypnales Brachytheciaceae

Scientific Name: Flabellidium spinosum
Species Authority: Herzog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-10-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group,
Reviewer(s): Bergamini, A. & Gärdenfors, U.
Contributor(s): Enroth, J.
This species was collected in 1911 and described in 1916. The forest at the type locality and in the vicinity has been logged and cultivated over the years. We therefore consider that there is no reasonable doubt that the only locality for this species has been destroyed and that the last individual has died.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Extinct (EX)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection made in 1911 in Santa Cruz Cordillera of Bolivia. Occurred at 1,400 m.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 0
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 0
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 0
Continuing decline in number of locations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations: Unknown
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1400
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Population [top]

Population: Probably extinct.
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals: 0
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was apparently epiphytic and grew in montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest at the type locality and immediate vicinity has been logged and cultivated over the years.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further surveys are required to see if an extant population of this species can be found.

Citation: IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group,. 2012. Flabellidium spinosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T39158A2887512. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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