This species is known to exist in Amazonian Brazil in Amazonas, Roraima, Para and Amapá states.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species living in rainforest. The extent to which it can adapt to secondary habitats is not known. Its breeding habits are unknown.
There is very little; the species was last seen in 1997, but very little work is being carried out within the range.
The threats to this species are not known, but it is possibly threatened by clear-cutting of forest for timber.
It occurs in several national parks and indigenous reserves.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although it is known from only a relatively small number of records, it is likely to have a wide distribution in an area where its habitats are not significantly threatened, and a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Brasilotyphlus braziliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59500A11949756. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59500A11949756.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018