Oedipina tomasi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Oedipina tomasi McCranie, 2006

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Franklin Castañeda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is less than 10 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Sierra de Omoa.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Honduras, where it has been recorded from the Parque Nacional El Cusuco in the Sierra del Omoa. It is known only from this single locality, and it is certainly possible that it is endemic to the area, although futher studies are needed to confirm this. It has been recorded at elevations of 1780 to 1800m asl.
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Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1780
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:This recently described species is known only from two specimens.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has only been recorded from pirmary tropical cloud forest. It has been found under leaf litter close to streams. Little more is currently known about this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some habitat loss taking place within the Parque Nacional El Cusuco, resulting from shifting ariculture and conversion to coffee plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known only from the Parque Nacional El Cusuco. Further conservation of the habitat of this species is needed within this protected area. Additional field surveys are needed to determine whether this species ranges more widely than is currently known.

Citation: Franklin Castañeda. 2008. Oedipina tomasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136010A4227602. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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