Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the Middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia, in the departments of Tolima, Cauca, Cundinamarca, and Boyacá, at 300-1,300m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species, living in forested areas and in open areas inside the 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
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, 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 little information available regarding its population status, as it is a very difficult species to collect.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture and intensive livestock farming 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
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Caecilia thompsoni

Caecilia thompsoni, commonly called Thompson's caecilian is a species of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. It is endemic to Colombia. It is the largest of the worm-like caecilians and reaches a length of 1.5 m (5 ft) and can weigh up to about 1 kg (2.2 lb). 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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