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Erato sodiroi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Erato sodiroi
Species Authority: (Hieron.) H. Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c 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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. Known from nine subpopulations, most of them in the central Andes of Chimborazo province. The northernmost subpopulation was recorded on the Pilaló-Macuchi road and the southernmost subpopulation was recorded near Cuenca in Chagal. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found in the Sangay, Los Ilinizas and Cajas protected areas. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from nine subpopulations, most of them in the central Andes of Chimborazo province. The northernmost subpopulation was recorded on the Pilaló-Macuchi road and the southernmost subpopulation was recorded near Cuenca in Chagal.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of low and high Andean forest (1,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Erato sodiroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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