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Critonia eggersii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Critonia eggersii
Species Authority: (Hieron.) R.M.King & H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A liana endemic to Ecuador, where it is widely distributed on both sides of the Andes, from the coast to the Amazon lowlands, but known only from six subpopulations. Reported in the Parque Nacional Yasuní and the Río Palenque private reserve. One subpopulation has been recorded near the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras; potentially occurs also in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed on both sides of the Andes, from the coast to the Amazon lowlands, but known only from six subpopulations.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A liana of Amazonian and coastal forest, found at an elevational range of 0–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reported in the Parque Nacional Yasuní and the Río Palenque private reserve.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Critonia eggersii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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