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Lepidopilum grevilleanum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE BRYOPHYTA BRYOPSIDA HOOKERIALES PILOTRICHACEAE

Scientific Name: Lepidopilum grevilleanum
Species Authority: Mitt.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer/s: Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
Justification:
The known area of occupancy is less than 10 km² and the habitat of this species seems to be declining. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Critically Endangered based on the small fragmented area, the decline of habitat quality, and the declining number of locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from two localities in the western coastal region of the Andean foothills.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On trees in humid premontane forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and over-collecting.

Bibliography [top]

Bryophyte Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website

Churchill, S.P. 1992. Clarification and review of Lepidopilum affine and L. grevilleanum (Callicostaceae). Brittonia 44:350–355.

Hallingbäck, T. and Hodgetts, N. (compilers). 2000. Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Lepidopilum grevilleanum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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