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Teratohyla amelie

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Teratohyla amelie
Species Authority: (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007)
Synonym/s:
Cochranella amelie (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007)
Taxonomic Notes: Cochranella amelie is diagnosed from other similar species by an unusual combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia
Reviewer/s: Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cochranella amelie is known from two nearby localities in the Province of Pastaza, Ecuador (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007; D.F. Cisneros-Heredia and M. Ortega pers. comm. 2008).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: The species is only known from three specimens, two included in the type description and an additional specimen collected at a nearby locality. Although there are no estimates of relative abundance, the species appears to be rare in those localities where it was found (D.F. Cisneros-Heredia, pers. comm. 2008).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Two of the known specimens were collected on Heliconia leaves (ca. 0.8 m above ground) over a small affluent of the Oglán River, in primary forest. Both specimens were calling on the upper surface of leaves in the month of July. One male was found next to a single-layer egg clutch deposited on the upper surface of a leaf. Other anuran species found along the stream included Hypsiboas boans and Osteocephalus sp. (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007).

The species may use temporary (seasonal) sources of running water during the reproductive period. During the non-reproductive period the species appears to inhabit the forest canopy (D.F. Cisneros-Heredia, pers. comm. 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known for this species, although habitat destruction in nearby areas is apparent (D.F. Cisneros-Heredia, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known for this species.
Citation: Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia 2008. Teratohyla amelie. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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