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Caecilia attenuata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia attenuata
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name/s:
English Santa Rosa 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: Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, 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 continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was described from the non-specific type locality of "Peru", but its presence in Loreto Department, Peru, requires further investigation and has not been confirmed. It is believed to occur at Santa Rosa, Napo, Ecuador, where it might have been collected at 200-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a potential threat to it in Ecuador, although not enough is known to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Citation: Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia attenuata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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