Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Dicranales Ditrichaceae

Scientific Name: Skottsbergia paradoxa
Species Authority: Cardot

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
The known area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and the habitat of this species seems to be declining. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Endangered based on the small fragmented area, less than five localities, the decline of habitat quality, and the declining number of locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from a few localities in South Georgia and part of Fuegian Island.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Associated with Sphagnum in boggy areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Increasing human activities.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group. 2000. Skottsbergia paradoxa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39164A10166382. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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