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Idiocranium russeli

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA INDOTYPHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Idiocranium russeli
Species Authority: Parker, 1936
Common Name/s:
English Makamunu Assumbo Caecilian
Taxonomic Notes: It is not clear that the specimens from the two known localities refer to the same species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 two localities in south-western Cameroon: Makamunu Assumbo in Mamfe Division, and Ndikinimeki. It presumably occurs between these two localities, and also more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on its habitat and ecological preferences. It presumably lives in the soil in lowland rainforest. It is oviparous, probably with direct development of its eggs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is available; especially since its adaptability to habitat change is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further taxonomic work is required to determine whether or not the specimens from the two known localities refer to the same species.
Citation: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Idiocranium russeli. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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