Oscaecilia hypereumeces
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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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 for certain only from the type locality, Joinville, in Santa Catarina Province in southern Brazil, at approximately 300m asl. Taylor (1968) had some doubt as to whether or not the type specimen had actually come from the stated type locality. A second specimen, also from an unknown locality, was reported by Taylor (1970).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is presumably subterranean, given the ecological preferences of other members of the genus, and occurs in lowland rainforest.


It is known only from two specimens collected before 1968, so its overall population status is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to it, although the rainforest where it was collected has been converted to an industrial zone.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.


D├ębora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Oscaecilia hypereumeces. In: IUCN 2014


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