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Parvicaecilia nicefori

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA SIPHONOPIDAE

Scientific Name: Parvicaecilia nicefori
Species Authority: (Barbour, 1924)
Common Name(s):
English Honda Caecilian
Synonym(s):
Gymnophis nicefori Barbour, 1924

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the central part of the Magdalena River Valley, between Honda (Tolima), Girardot (Cundinamarca), Santander, and northeast Antioquia at 225-400m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It appears to be a common species and quite easy to find, even in disturbed habitats.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a subterranean species found in humid soils, especially in disturbed forests. It is even found in areas heavily impacted by agriculture. Its breeding habits are unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this very adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within its known distribution.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Parvicaecilia nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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