Disciphania tricaudata

Disciphania tricaudata is endemic to Ecuador, discovered in 1987. The type locale, the only known subpopulation until now, is not inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but is very close to the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. No other subpopulations are known, despite intensive liana research in Amazonian Ecuador in recent years. The population size and specific threats are unknown, but currently the forest of the area is being deforested and fragmented. More