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Caecilia bokermanni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

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)
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 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.
Countries:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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