Brasilotyphlus braziliensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Siphonopidae

Scientific Name: Brasilotyphlus braziliensis
Species Authority: (Dunn, 1945)
Common Name(s):
English Brazilian Caecilian
Gymnopis braziliensis Dunn, 1945
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Mark Wilkinson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although it is known from only a relatively small number of records, it is likely to have a wide distribution in an area where its habitats are not significantly threatened, and a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known to exist in Amazonian Brazil in Amazonas, Roraima, Para and Amapá states.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little; the species was last seen in 1997, but very little work is being carried out within the range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a subterranean species living in rainforest. The extent to which it can adapt to secondary habitats is not known. Its breeding habits are unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, but it is possibly threatened by clear-cutting of forest for timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several national parks and indigenous reserves.

Citation: Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Mark Wilkinson. 2004. Brasilotyphlus braziliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59500A11949756. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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