Leptodactylus cupreus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Leptodactylus cupreus Caramaschi, Feio & São-Pedro, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group according to the original description (Caramaschi et al. 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-12-28
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Crnobrnja-Isailović, J. & Martins, M.R.C.
Contributor(s): Angulo, A.

Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The new species is known only from type locality: Lagoa das Bromélias, Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, District of Careço, Municipality of Ervália, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil (Caramaschi et al. 2008). The type locality is associated to the northern part of the Mantiqueira Mountain Range Complex. The species has been recorded at 1,227 m asl (Caramaschi et al. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1227
Upper elevation limit (metres):1227
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species during the early wet season. Males have been reported to congregate in densities of up to 20 individuals at the beginning of the wet season (Caramaschi et al. 2008).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in the vicinity of a temporary pond that completely dries up during the dry season (April to September), but which has ca 250 m² of water surface in the rainy season (October to March). The pond is found within a forest fragment rich in epiphytic flora (Caramaschi et al. 2008). This species is presumed to breed by laying eggs in foam nests.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There is no information available on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs within the boundaries of the Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, a 13,000 ha conservation unit managed by the Instituto Estadual de Florestas of the State of Minas Gerais (Caramaschi et al. 2008). More research is needed to determine the species' geographic distribution, population status, life history and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2010. Leptodactylus cupreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T158473A5200398. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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