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Caecilia caribea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia caribea
Species Authority: Dunn, 1942
Common Name(s):
English Pensilvania 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, around the southern part of Samana River, in the municipality of Pensilvania, Caldas Department, Colombia, from 600-1,000m asl. It might occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from four specimens, so its overall population status is not known.
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): It is potentially threatened by deforestation as a result of cattle grazing and smallholder farming, but not enough is known to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species' range might include a private reserve. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia caribea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 November 2014.
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