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Chaltenobatrachus grandisonae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BATRACHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Chaltenobatrachus grandisonae
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Puerto Eden Frog
Synonym(s):
Atelognathus grandisonae (Lynch, 1975)
Telmatobius grandisonae Lynch, 1975
Taxonomic Notes: The generic assignment of this species needed to be revised as suggested by Lynch (1978) and Basso and Ubeda (1998). Subsequently this species was moved from Atelognathus to a new genus Chaltenobatrachus as it is a sister taxon based on molecular evidence (Basso et al. 2011).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-21
Assessor(s): Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Puerto Eden, Wellington Island, Chile (49° 10'S; 74° 28'W). Its altitudinal range is up to 50m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Chile
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from a single specimen collected more than 25 years ago.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat is Magellanic tundra, with a mosaic of small patches of Nothofagus forest and bogs. Reproduction probably occurs in the bogs.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is probably not threatened because the habitat on Wellington Island is not under any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Chile this species is listed as "Rare" (Reglamento de la Ley de Caza, Chile, 1998).

Citation: Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez 2010. Chaltenobatrachus grandisonae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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