Bokermannohyla diamantina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Bokermannohyla diamantina Napoli & Juncá, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: In the Bokermannohyla circumdata group according to the original publication. Bokermannohyla diamantina is diagnosed by a combination of morphological characters, colour patterns and advertisement call features (Napoli and Juncá, 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Flora Juncá
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
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:Type material of Bohermannohyla diamantina was collected at the Riacho do Tijuquinha, Serra dos Barbados, District of Catolés de Cima, Municipality of Abaíra (13 16’ 08’’ S; 41 54’ 39’’ W; 1700 m masl), State of Bahia, Brazil (Napoli and Juncá, 2006).

This species is only known from the type locality, Municipality of Abaíra, in Serra dos Barbados. The Serra dos Barbados is a mountain range with altitudes varying from 600 to 2033 m, (the highest point of the State of Bahia), and is located in the Brazilian semiarid. The mountain scenery contains ecosystems like Caatinga, Cerrado, Campo Rupestre
(“rock fields”), Deciduous and Semi-Deciduous Mountain Forests, and Gallery Forests (Napoli and Juncá, 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Bahia)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1700
Upper elevation limit (metres):1700
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Population [top]

Population:There were ca 20 vocalizing males at the type locality when the species was found. However, no further surveys have been conducted therafter (F. Juncá, pers. comm. 2008).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Bokermannohyla diamantina occurs in gallery forests along creeks surrounded by rocky mountain fields called “Campo Rupestre”, a biome typical in Chapada Diamantina. The three males heard were calling from the central axis of an epiphytic bromeliad, a cavity under a rock on the side of a stream, and on the ground in an open field near the stream, respectively. Two individuals were collected in a gallery forest, and four in the “Campo Rupestre” near a stream, all at night. Only one individual was collected during the day, resting inside the gallery forest (Napoli and Juncá, 2006).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species inhabits the Chapada Diamantina, where the main threats are fire and cattle (F. Juncá, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Serra dos Barbados belongs to the “Área de Proteção Ambiental Serra dos Barbados”, a protected area with sustainable management (Napoli and Juncá, 2006).

Citation: Flora Juncá. 2008. Bokermannohyla diamantina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135810A4204567. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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