Adelophryne patamona 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adelophryne patamona MacCulloch, Lathrop, Kok, Minter, Khan & Barrio-Amorós, 2008
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-11-15
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Kok, P. & MacCulloch, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Jarvis, L., Hobin, L.
Listed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information on the extent of the species' distribution and uncertainty regarding the scope and impact of gold mining in the area.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is currently known only from Mount Wokomung and the slopes and Maringma tepui in the Pakaraima Mountains in Guyana. It is likely to occur in nearby Roraima State, Brazil, and may also occur elsewhere (MacCulloch et al. 2008, R. MacCulloch pers. comm. May 2009, October 2017, P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017). It is found between 678–1,414 m asl (MacCulloch et al. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):678
Upper elevation limit (metres):1414
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Population [top]


This species may be locally common, but it is difficult to determine whether this is the case (R. MacCulloch pers. comm. October 2017). Its population trend is unknown.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits medium-canopy forests. Frogs can be found at night, amidst leaf litter, among rootlets near the base of trees and in ground holes covered by leaves. Males call during afternoons and nights (MacCulloch et al. 2008). This species is presumed to breed by direct development.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

This species occurs in areas of very sparse human habitation (R. MacCulloch pers. comm. October 2017). However, gold mining is occurring around the base of Wokomung massif and could be affecting the habitat of this species. No one has been there in recent years, so it is unknown whether it has increased up into higher elevations (P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Conservation Actions
This species does not occur in protected areas.

Research Needed
Further research is required on the ecology of this species and its distribution.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Adelophryne patamona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T158609A120109053. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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