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Bokermannohyla vulcaniae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Bokermannohyla vulcaniae De Vasconcelos & Giaretta, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: A member of the Hyla circumdata group according to the original publication. Bokermannohyla vulcaniae is diagnosed by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ariovaldo A. Giaretta
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because of its restricted geographic distribution and because it occurs in an area that is impacted by agriculture and mining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bokermannohyla vulcaniae is known only from the type locality: Morro do Ferro, municipality of Po├žos de Caldas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003). It occurs at ca 1000 masl (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:This is considered to be rare species (A.A. Giaretta, 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 gallery forests adjacent to streams (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.). Specimens were found on leaves of bushes at approximately 1.5 m above the margin of slow moving streams in the forest. Aplastodiscus perviridis and Scinax ranki are species that occur in sympatry with B. vulcaniae (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation has been observed in the species' distribution area due to agricultural and mining activities (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Ariovaldo A. Giaretta. 2008. Bokermannohyla vulcaniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135906A4219087. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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