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Caecilia crassisquama

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia crassisquama
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Normandia 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): Diego Cisneros-Heredia, 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 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, "Normandia, Zunia, Rio Upana" (Taylor 1968), at 1,400-1,800m asl on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type specimen.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a subterranean species in montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Sangay. Further research is required to resolve its taxonomic status (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia crassisquama. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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