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Crossodactylus cyclospinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylodidae

Scientific Name: Crossodactylus cyclospinus Nascimento, Cruz & Feio, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: In the Crossodactylus gaudichaudii group according to the original publication. Crossodactylus cyclospinus is differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological and advertisement call features (Nascimento et al. 2005).

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)
Justification:
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:Crossodactylus cyclospinus is only known from the type locality at Fazenda Duas Barras (15 53' S, 40 28' W, ca 800 masl), Municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. The locality is in the mountain range called Serra do Cariri, which separates the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, and the Basins of Jequitinhonha and Buranhém rivers (Nascimento et al., 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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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:Adults, juveniles, and tadpoles of Crossodactylus cyclospinus are diurnal and active during the wet season, in the months of October and January. The new species can be found in shallow rivulets in forested areas in Atlantic Rain Forest. Males vocalize from rocks or under plants in the midst of these rivulets. The frogs are vigilant, males tend to vocalize when they perceive the presence of an observer. When threatened, individuals hide in the leaf litter or dive into water (Nascimento et al., 2005). The vocal repertoire of the species is described in Nascimento et al. (2005).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2008. Crossodactylus cyclospinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136178A4255660. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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