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Caecilia corpulenta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia corpulenta
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name/s:
English Solid 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, 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 from three localities on the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia: Garagoa, in Boyacá Department; Virolín, in the municipality of Charalá, Santander Department; and Fómenque, in Cundinamarca Department. It has been recorded at 1,750m asl, but it presumably has a broader altitudinal range than this.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a subterranean species in montane forest, and it was also found once near a swamp.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation as a result of smallholder farming is a potential threat, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Citation: John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia corpulenta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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