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Atelognathus nitoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BATRACHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Atelognathus nitoi
Species Authority: (Barrio, 1973)
Common Name/s:
English Rio Negro Frog
Spanish Rana del Challhuaco
Synonym/s:
Telmatobius nitoi Barrio, 1973

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs only at the type locality (Laguna Verde on Cerro Challhuanco) and in neighbouring areas in Argentina. Its altitudinal range is between 1,300 and 1,550m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: It is common within its restricted range. The minimum population size is estimated at around 1,000 individuals (Ubeda et al. 1999).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in permanent and temporary ponds and humid areas of caducifolius forest (Nothofagus pumilio); breeding takes place in permanent ponds. It is not known from modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential major threats include fires (both natural and human initiated) and increasing touristic activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The entire known population is in the reserve area of the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is known from only a single location.
Citation: Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Atelognathus nitoi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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