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Rhinella dapsilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinella dapsilis
Species Authority: (Myers and Carvalho, 1945)
Synonym(s):
Bufo dapsilis Myers and Carvalho, 1945
Taxonomic Notes: There are significant differences among the specimens currently assigned to Rhinella dapsilis. Further systematic work is urgently required to resolve these difficulties.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Marinus Hoogmoed, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type is known from Benjamin Constant, Brazil, specimens assigned to this species have also been recorded from Leticia, Colombia; central Peru; northern Ecuador. Colombian specimens have been recorded from 100-200m asl; Ecuadorian specimens have been recorded up to 300m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species throughout most of its range. Brazilian populations are not known.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is generally a terrestrial species of primary lowland and premontane tropical moist forest (including terra firme forest) (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). Breeding takes place in slow moving or stagnant waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), but these are not considered major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas. In Ecuador it has been recorded from Cuyabeno Reserva de Producción Faunística; in Colombia it is known from Chiribiquete and el Pure National Parks. It is not known from protected areas of Peru or Brazil.

Citation: Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Marinus Hoogmoed, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Rhinella dapsilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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