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.
There is no information on specific threats to it, although the rainforest where it was collected has been converted to an industrial zone.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Oscaecilia hypereumeces. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59581A11953507. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59581A11953507.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018