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Myriocolea irrorata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE MARCHANTIOPHYTA JUNGERMANNIOPSIDA PORELLALES LEJEUNEACEAE

Scientific Name: Myriocolea irrorata
Species Authority: Spruce

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
Justification:
The unsuccessful efforts to locate it at the original locality suggest that it is extinct, but the area has not received enough study to be certain of this. However, if not extinct, it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future. The area of occupancy might be less than 10km² in only one locality and the habitat is declining. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Critically Endangered based on the small area and the decline in habitat quality and extent.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Along the Rio Topo in the Amazonian sector. Known only from the type collection made in 1857. Recent efforts to relocate the species have been unsuccessful.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On twigs of shrubs located near streams in undisturbed rainforest areas, about 1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and deterioration of water courses.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Myriocolea irrorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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