Microcaecilia taylori
family: Siphonopidae

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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: Suriname


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southwestern Suriname. It has been recorded around 300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a subterranean species that can also be found under logs in primary tropical rainforest. It has also been found in naturally occurring forest islands in the savannah in the southern parts of its range. Its adaptability to secondary habitats, and its breeding habits, are unknown.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species. It occurs in an area of low human impact, and is somewhat adaptable, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Sipaliwini Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under serious threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Microcaecilia taylori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59573A11951234. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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