Idiocranium russeli


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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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. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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