Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from three localities on the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia: Garagoa, in Boyacá Department; Virolín, in the municipality of Charalá, Santander Department; and Fómenque, in Cundinamarca Department. It has been recorded at 1,750m asl, but it presumably has a broader altitudinal range than this.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species in montane forest, and it was also found once near a swamp.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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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, 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 continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
There is no information regarding its population status; it is known from only a few specimens.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
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Wikipedia

Caecilia corpulenta

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

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