Ameerega planipaleae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega planipaleae (Morales & Velazco, 1998)
Common Name(s):
English Oxapampa Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Epipedobates planipaleae Morales and Velazco, 1998
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

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): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Stefan Lötters
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 in Pasco Department, Peru.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This recently described species is known only from the type locality of Llamaquizú stream, close to Oxapampa town, at 2,010m asl (Departamento: Pasco), Peru. It is thought to have a genuinely restricted distribution.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very rare species, and is known only from the type series.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is recorded from montane tropical rainforest. Its breeding habitat is not known.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to expanding agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén is very near to the type locality, populations of the species have not been reported from this protected area; there might be a need to extend the boundaries of this park to include the known type locality. The species is protected by national legislation in Peru. Further surveys are needed to determine the current population status of the species, and captive-breeding programmes might be required to ensure its persistence.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Stefan Lötters. 2004. Ameerega planipaleae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29432A9496764. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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