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Caecilia inca

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia inca
Species Authority: Taylor, 1973
Common Name(s):
English Fundo Sinchona 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): Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake
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, Fundo Sinchona, in Loreto Department in Amazonian Peru. It is likely to occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information regarding its population status; it is known only from the type specimen.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a subterranean species recorded from lowland moist tropical forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area around the type locality has probably been degraded by agricultural activities and urbanization in the vicinity of Iquitos.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Caecilia inca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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