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Elaphoglossum yatesii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES DRYOPTERIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Elaphoglossum yatesii
Species Authority: (Sodiro) H.Christ

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S., Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority) & Jermy, C., Ranker, T. (Pteridophyte Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial fern endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from at least 10 collections in the central paramos. Occurs inside the Parque Nacional Llanganates, where it is abundant, and in the Parque Nacional Sangay. The type was collected on the western slopes of Volcán Pichincha. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the main threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from at least 10 collections in the central paramos in the Ecuadorian provinces of Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Pichincha and Tungurahua.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high altitude grassland or páramo (3,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs inside the Parque Nacional Llanganates and in the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Elaphoglossum yatesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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