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Archived 2010-2011 topics: Rio Orinoco Spinetail (Synallaxis beverlyae): newly-described and Near Threatened?

Rio Orinoco Spinetail Synallaxis beverlyae is a newly-described species occurring on islands in the Rio Orinoco in Venezuela, where it has been found in river island scrub at three localities. Threats to the species appear to be minor at present, but the known and presumed range of the species is small. It is proposed that the species is listed as Near Threatened (almost meeting criterion D2). Comments on this proposed classification and the extent of potential threats to this species are welcomed. Continue reading

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