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Ceradenia melanopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Ceradenia melanopus
Species Authority: (Grev. & Hook.) L.E.Bishop

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:
An epiphytic fern endemic to Ecuador. Until recently it was known only in Azuay province, near Lurencucho, where W. Jameson recorded the type in the nineteenth century. The species was rediscovered a few years ago in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, but still apparently confined to southern Ecuador. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Until recently it was known only from near Lurencucho in Azuay province, but the species has since been rediscovered in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, although still apparently confined to southern Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high Andean forest (2,000–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Ceradenia melanopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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