Dendropsophus amicorum 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Dendropsophus amicorum
Species Authority: (Mijares-Urrutia, 1998)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Abraham Mijares
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cerro Socopo, Venezuela.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from a single specimen taken at Cerro Socopó, 84km north-west of Carora, in Falcón state, Venezuela (10.28N, 70.48W), at 1,250m asl. It is assumed to be restricted to the Cerro Socopó.
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The Cerro Socopó is a relict of cloud forest surrounded by semi-arid vegetation. It presumably breeds by larval development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): All of the area of Cerro Socopó has been severely affected by forest destruction for agriculture (crops and livestock), as well as by agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and the species' habitat is in urgent need of protection. Additional survey work is needed to determine the biology and population status and trends of this species.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Abraham Mijares. 2004. Dendropsophus amicorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29430A9496492. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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