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Caecilia subterminalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA CAECILIIDAE

Scientific Name: Caecilia subterminalis
Species Authority: Taylor, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Taylor's Ecuador 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 continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as 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 non-specific type locality of "Ecuador" (Taylor 1968).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on its habitat and ecological preferences, although it is presumably a subterranean species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia subterminalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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