|Scientific Name:||Teratohyla amelie|
|Species Authority:||(Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007)|
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).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia|
|Reviewer/s:||Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart|
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.
|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).|
Native:Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland))
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|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).|
|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).
|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:||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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