Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.
Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
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The species has an extremely restricted area of occupancy (8 km2) and is known from only one location. Its habitat is already severely impacted by touristic infrastructure. There is no data whether there are surviving subpopulations still existing, or whether the species is gone extinct; the species is considered as Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii).
This species is endemic to the island of Gran Canaria. It is restricted to the area beyond the dune of Maspalomas stretching towards Arguineguin (Wollaston 1878).
There are no data on the population size or trend.
This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).
The type locality of this species (described in 1878) is most probably destroyed by construction of hotels and other tourist infrastructure in the municipality of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés.
There is no conservation known for this species or the area.