Brachycephalus alipioi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Brachycephalidae

Scientific Name: Brachycephalus alipioi Pombal & Gasparini, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: Brachycephalus alipioi can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters (Pombal and Gasparini, 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Brachycephalus alipioi is known from the type locality, "Fazenda Aoki or Fazenda dos Japoneses” (20 28’24” S; 41 00’36” W, approximately 915 masl), municipality of Vargem Alta, and the neighboring municipalities of Forno Grande and Santa Teresa, all in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. The exact place where specimens were collected in Santa Teresa is not known; fieldwork to locate this species in Santa Teresa failed. However, when the specimens were collected, in 1952, the municipality of Santa Teresa was larger than in present time; it is possible that the locality indicated as Santa Teresa is not part of the current municipality (Pombal and Gasparini, 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Espírito Santo)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):915
Upper elevation limit (metres):915
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Population [top]

Population:No population status information is currently available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is known to inhabit the leaf litter and forest floor of Atlantic rain forests. It is a slow-moving diurnal species. One female was found to have large unpigmented ovules, suggesting direct development, as in other species of this genus (Pombal and Gasparini, 2006).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are currently known for this species.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2008. Brachycephalus alipioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135774A4199662. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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