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Paratelmatobius lutzii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LEPTODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Paratelmatobius lutzii
Species Authority: Lutz and Carvalho, 1958

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paulo Garcia
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Alto do Itatiaia, at 2,200m asl in the Serra da Mantiqueira, on the border of the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro in south-eastern Brazil.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It was once common in an area of a few square metres in its only known locality. However, it has not been seen since 1978, despite suitable habitat remaining and significant survey efforts.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in montane forest, sheltering under rocks amongst moss. Its breeding habits are unknown, but it could use either streams or temporary ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its disappearance is not related to any obvious threats, although it could well be susceptible to the effects of tourism and fire. Its disappearance from apparently suitable habitat is reminiscent of that of other high-altitude frogs in the wet tropics, and chytridiomycosis cannot be ruled out.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its known range is within Parque Nacional do Itatiaia.

Citation: Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paulo Garcia 2004. Paratelmatobius lutzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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