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Andinophryne atelopoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Andinophryne atelopoides
Species Authority: (Lynch and Ruíz-Carranza, 1981)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was transferred to the genus Andinophryne by Hoogmoed (1985).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, John Lynch
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 extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,190m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from two specimens collected in 1980, and there has been no recent sampling for the species, so its population status is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Both known specimens were found on leaves in primary forest. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although it is suspected to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are unknown. However, illegal crops are grown in the park, which might threaten its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Parque Nacional Natural Munchique is the only protected area from which it is currently known.

Citation: Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Andinophryne atelopoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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