Dermophis occidentalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Dermophiidae

Scientific Name: Dermophis occidentalis Taylor, 1955
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Savage and Wake (2001) recently removed this species from synonymy. Its taxonomic status is unclear.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F., Wake, M., Wilkinson, M. & Chaves, G.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found from the lowlands and premontane slopes of south-western Costa Rica extending to the western portion of the Meseta Central (the central valley), at altitudes of 365-970m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):365
Upper elevation limit (metres):970
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a subterranean species, found under logs and in leaf-litter in lowland and submontane rainforest. This is a viviparous species that is not dependent on water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The extent to which deforestation is a threat to the species is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Corcovado and other national parks. It is in need of taxonomic review (Mark Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Bolaños, F., Wake, M., Wilkinson, M. & Chaves, G. 2008. Dermophis occidentalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59547A11961724. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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