Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs on both the western and eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the Colombian Andes, in the departments of Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Santander, at 800-2,100m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species in montane forest. Although its breeding biology is unknown, it is thought likely to breed by direct development.

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
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 continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is apparently common in parts of its range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.), and the conspecificity of the populations on the two slopes of the Cordillera Oriental needs to be examined.
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Wikipedia

Caecilia degenerata

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

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