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Eupsophus septentrionalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Alsodidae

Scientific Name: Eupsophus septentrionalis Ibarra-Vidal, Ortiz & Torres-Pérez, 2004
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.
Taxonomic Notes: Eupsophus septentrionalis is distinguished from other congeners through morphological and isoenzymatic differences (Ibarra-Vidal et al., 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-27
Assessor(s): Juan Carlos Ortiz
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Eupsophus septentrionalis is found in Los Queules National Reserve, Province of Concepción (35 59 S, 72 42 W) and in the vicinity of Los Ruiles National Reserve, Province of Cauquenes (35 49 S, 72 30W), Chile. The species is latitudinally distributed along the Cordillera de la Costa, between Los Ruiles National Reserve (Chanco, VII Region, 35 49 S) and Trehuaco (VIII Region, 36 26 S) (Ibarra-Vidal et al., 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Chile (Maule)
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Population [top]

Population:Nineteen specimens were reported in the original description. In addition, type specimens were collected between 1998-2001 (Ibarra-Vidal et al., 2004). It is considered to be a rare species given that it is found in low densities and in a relatively restricted area (J.C. Ortíz, pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species can be found in fragments of temperate forest dominated by Nothophagus obliqua and Nothophagus glauca of the Cordillera de la Costa (Ibarra-Vidal et al., 2004). It can be found within the forest's leaf litter, in humid areas and sites that are close to flowing water (J.C. Ortíz, pers. comm.).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is forest fragmentation outside of the national reserves where the species is found (see Ibarra-Vidal et al., 2004). This is due primarily to collection of firewood and the development of silviculture (pine and eucalyptus), which changes the local habitat and its relative humidity. In addition, protected areas in the region cover a limited surface area (J.C. Ortíz, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in two national reserves.

Citation: Juan Carlos Ortiz. 2010. Eupsophus septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T135782A4200666. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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