Golden-crowned Manakin Lepidothrix vilasboasi is known only from the state of Pará, Brazil, where it is currently known from fewer than five localities, and has an estimated Extent of Occurrence of 160 km2. It is currently classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Forest at the 2002 locality has already been destroyed and clearance is increasing rapidly in response to the increasing demand for cattle pasture from colonists, with the Novo Progresso area currently experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Amazon. It would therefore appear to qualify as Endangered under criterion B1a+b, having an EOO <5,000 km2, known to exist at no more than five locations and undergoing continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat. Comments on this proposed reclassification are welcomed.
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