Caecilia crassisquama
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, "Normandia, Zunia, Rio Upana" (Taylor 1968), at 1,400-1,800m asl on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a subterranean species in montane forest.


It is known only from the type specimen.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Sangay. Further research is required to resolve its taxonomic status (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia crassisquama. In: IUCN 2014


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