Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
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.
Deforestation as a result of smallholder farming is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information to confirm this.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Sangay. Further research is required to resolve its taxonomic status (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia crassisquama. In: IUCN 2012