Caecilia thompsoni
family: Caeciliidae

© 2011 Esteban Alzate (1 of 1)

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

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species, living in forested areas and in open areas inside the forest.


There is little information available regarding its population status, as it is a very difficult species to collect.

Population Trend


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.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia thompsoni. In: IUCN 2014


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