|Scientific Name:||Liladownsia fraile|
|Species Authority:||Fontana, Mariño-Pérez, Woller & Song, 2014|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Fontana, P. & Hochkirch, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Willemse, L.P.M. & Bushell, M.|
Lila Downs' Friar Grasshopper has recently been discovered in southern Mexico, where it only occurs in a very small area. Due to its small geographic distribution, the low number of localities and continuing decline of its habitat caused by grazing and forestry, it is assessed as Endangered.
|Range Description:||Liladownsia fraile is known from the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountain Range in Oaxaca, Mexico.|
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|Population:||No information on population sizes or trends is available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species occurs at the edge of oak, pine-oak and pine forests.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is mainly threatened by intensive grazing. The known localities are all along roads, which are not affected by grazing. Furthermore, forestry represents a threat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.|
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2014).
Woller, D.A., Fontana, P., Marino-Perez, R. and Song, H. 2014. Studies in Mexican Grasshoppers: Liladownsia fraile, a new genus and species of Dactylotini (Acrididae: Melanoplinae) and an updated molecular phylogeny of Melanoplinae. Zootaxa 3793(4): 475-495.
|Citation:||Fontana, P. & Hochkirch, A. 2014. Liladownsia fraile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.|