Flabellidium spinosum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2000 Extinct

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.
Regionally extinct:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: Probably extinct.

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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