Family: Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
Authority: Seeholzer, Winger, Harvey, Caceres & Weckstein, 2012
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This newly-described species has a very small known range, within which the population is thought to be small (approaching the threshold for classification as Vulnerable under the very small population criterion). Even though its Extent of Occurrence and Area of Occupancy are very small, they are currently not assumed to be in decline. Overall, the species is not thought to be under any immediate threat, and is therefore classified as Near Threatened. However, logging, mining and oil exploration may be future threats within its range, and any evidence of continuing declines would likely lead to a revision of its threat status.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):