Epicrionops peruvianus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Rhinatrematidae

Scientific Name: Epicrionops peruvianus (Boulenger, 1902)
Common Name(s):
English Marcapata Valley Caecilian
Rhinatrema peruvianum Boulenger, 1902
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: The taxonomy of this species' genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, César Aguilar Puntriano, Edgar Lehr, Mark Wilkinson, Neil Cox
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, Marcapata Valley, in Cusco Department in south-eastern Peru. Its altitudinal range is approximately 2,000-2,500m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a montane, subterranean species, for which little further information is available. It is presumed to live in montane forests. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Javier Icochea, César Aguilar Puntriano, Edgar Lehr, Mark Wilkinson, Neil Cox. 2004. Epicrionops peruvianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59645A11975434. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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