Rhinella chavin 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhinella chavin (Lehr, Kohler, Aguilar & Ponce, 2001)
Bufo chavin Lehr, Kohler, Aguilar and Ponce, 2001
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano
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, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and in the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only recorded from Palma Pampa and Cordillera de Carpish, Departamento Huánuco, Peru. It is believed to have a genuinely restricted distribution, with an altitudinal range of 2,600-3,072m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is uncommon and probably declining.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a species of primary cloud forest on the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru. It has also been found in disturbed areas at the forest edge. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it may breed in bromeliads, presumably by larval development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation for agriculture (potatoes) is a major threat. Agrochemical use has also contributed to the decline of this species at known sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known to be present in protected areas, and its remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection. The current population status of this species also needs to be determined.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano. 2004. Rhinella chavin. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54608A11172247. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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