Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.
Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
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There is not enough information to assess the conservation status of this species. Further research is need on the exact distribution, habitat, and population size of this species. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.
This species is endemic to the Canary Ids., and has been recorded from the Islands of Alegranza, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The specimen from Fuerteventura is believed to be extant, it originates from the Jandia Peninsula, above Cofete.
There are no data on the population size. There are only one or two records per island, but only the one from Fuerteventura is believed to be extant, the others come from Quaternary fossil beds.
This species lives probably in the soil of the temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal), but was screened from soil in abandoned cultivated area.
The threats to this species are not known.
Monitoring of extension and size of populations on the three islands is urgently suggested. It should be made evident whether this species is a fossil, or whether it survived in some of the mentioned places.