Caecilia degenerata
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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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 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.

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.


It is apparently common in parts of its range.

Population Trend


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.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia degenerata. In: IUCN 2014


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