Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, "Normandia, Zunia, Rio Upana" (Taylor 1968), at 1,400-1,800m asl on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a subterranean species in montane forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is known only from the type specimen.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Deforestation as a result of smallholder farming is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information to confirm this.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Parque Nacional Sangay. Further research is required to resolve its taxonomic status (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
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Wikipedia

Caecilia crassisquama

Caecilia crassisquama is a species of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest.

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