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Caecilia antioquiaensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia antioquiaensis
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name/s:
English Antioquia Caecilian
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, on the northern Cordillera Central, at Valdivia, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at around 1,100m asl. It might occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status; it is known only from a few specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Citation: John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia antioquiaensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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