Caecilia crassisquama


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
Needs updating
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)
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.
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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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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