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Parathesis eggersiana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PRIMULALES MYRSINACEAE

Scientific Name: Parathesis eggersiana
Species Authority: Mez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Parathesis eggersiana is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from the type collection, made in 1892. The dry coastal forest present at the time of the collection has since been converted to pastureland for livestock. Searches are recommended in forest remnants like the Cordillera Chongón Colonche. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from the type collection, made in 1892 near Balao, in Guayas province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub, treelet or tree found in dry coastal forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The dry coastal forest present at the time of the collection has since been converted to pastureland for livestock. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. Searches are recommended in forest remnants like the Cordillera Chongón Colonche.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Parathesis eggersiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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