Oscaecilia elongata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oscaecilia elongata
Species Authority: (Dunn, 1942)
Common Name(s):
English Yavisa Caecilian
Caecilia elongata Dunn, 1942
Taxonomic Notes: There is a specimen identified as Oscaecilia elongata from Azuay Giron in Ecuador, however, its affinities are questionable (M. Wake pers. comm. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Wilkinson, M. & Wake, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
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 with certainty from the type locality within the area of Yaviza (a town that has grown significantly since the initial collection), in Darién Province, Panama. It presumably occurs more widely. The known locality is at approximately 50m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is presumably a subterranean species, also sometimes occurring within the moist leaf-litter of humid tropical lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Wilkinson, M. & Wake, M. 2008. Oscaecilia elongata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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