Poecilimon soulion


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Poecilimon soulion
Species Authority: Willemse, 1987
Common Name(s):
English Soulion Bright Bush-cricket

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-08-07
Assessor(s): Heller, K.-G. & Danielczak, A.
Reviewer(s): Hochkirch, A. & Willemse, L.P.M.
Contributor(s): Weinberger, J.
Poecilimon soulion is known only from three localities in the Greek mountains. Threats to this species have not been studied, but development related to tourism is a potential future threat. It is therefore considered Near Threatened as it would qualify for Vulnerable under criterion D2 if further research shows that tourism or other threats could plausibly seriously impact this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Poecilimon soulion is known from three localities in north western and central Greece.
Greece (Greece (mainland))
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Population [top]


There are no data on population sizes or trends available.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in mountainous shrubland vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown. Tourism-related development is a potential future threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).

Citation: Heller, K.-G. & Danielczak, A. 2013. Poecilimon soulion. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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