Caecilia bokermanni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Caecilia bokermanni
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Bokermann's 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): Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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 is known only from two localities: Chirota in Amazonian Ecuador; and Amacayacu in Amazonian Colombia. Both localities are below 200m asl. It probably occurs more widely, especially in suitable habitats between these two confirmed localities.
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information regarding this species' conservation status; it is not regularly encountered.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a subterranean species of primary lowland tropical forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on specific threats to it, but it occurs in an area of low human impact, and so is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Colombian locality is in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu. This species is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia bokermanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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