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Range Description

This species' range is in the vicinity of Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica, at 1,550-2,250 m asl. The two sites from which it is known are separated by less than 20 km in a straight line, but it is suspected that it may have a more widespread distribution, possibly in areas that are more inaccessible (I. Holmes pers. comm. March 2011, December 2012). However, it is considered unlikely to occur outside of Blue Mountain, and searches in John Crow, where there is similar suitable habitat, have not recorded it there (I. Holmes pers. comm. December 2012). The current mapped range includes uncertain projections of species occurrence (S. Koenig pers. comm. March 2011), and is used as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO) at an estimated 52 km2. Even assuming that it could occur elsewhere in Blue Mountain, the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park has an area of ca. 495 km2 (IUCN and UNEP-WCMC 2012), so this is possibly the maximum EOO for this species. The two known sites are considered to be individual threat-defined locations (I. Holmes pers. comm. March 2011).


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