Brasilotyphlus braziliensis
family: Siphonopidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known, but it is possibly threatened by clear-cutting of forest for timber.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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