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Uraeotyphlus interruptus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA ICHTHYOPHIIDAE

Scientific Name: Uraeotyphlus interruptus
Species Authority: Pillai & Ravichandran, 1999
Common Name(s):
English Chengalam Caecilian

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Gopalakrishna Bhatta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This recently discovered species is known only from a single locality, Chengalam Village, at around 400m asl in the state of Keralasa in southern India.
Countries:
Native:
India
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status; it is known only from the type series.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a subterranean species associated with loose soil. The type series was collected in a rubber plantation, although this species' natural habitat is presumably moist evergreen forest. It is probably an oviparous species with an aquatic larval stage in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on specific threats to this species, although it is clearly somewhat adaptable to habitat change and so might not be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Gopalakrishna Bhatta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen 2004. Uraeotyphlus interruptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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