Teratohyla amelie 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Teratohyla amelie (Cisneros-Heredia & Meza-Ramos, 2007)
Cochranella amelie (Cisneros-Heredia and Meza-Ramos, 2007)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
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
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 occurrence:
Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):600
Upper elevation limit (metres):600
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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).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135771A4199328. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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