Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, on the northern Cordillera Central, at Valdivia, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at around 1,100m asl. It might occur more widely.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical 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
John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, 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
There is no information on its population status; it is known only from a few specimens.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Deforestation 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 is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
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Wikipedia

Caecilia antioquiaensis

Caecilia antioquiaensis (common name: Antioquia caecilian) is a species of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. It is endemic to Colombia and only known from its type locality in the Cordillera Central in Valdivia, Antioquia.[2] It is a poorly known subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical forest.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lynch, J., Castro, F., Herrera, M.I. & Wilkinson, M. (2004). "Caecilia antioquiaensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Caecilia antioquiaensis Taylor, 1968". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
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