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Centrolene gemmatum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene gemmatum
Species Authority: (Flores, 1985)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the extent of its forest habitat at San Francisco de Las Pampas is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality: San Francisco de Las Pampas, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador, at 1,800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It has not been found since it was first described in the early 1980s. Intensive searching at Bosque Integral Otonga (near the type locality) has not turned up any individuals. However, the type region is large, and the species might have been overlooked.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found near streams in cloud forest. Reproduction is presumed to be via eggs laid on vegetation, with the tadpoles developing in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation, due to small-scale agriculture and subsistence wood collection, is the primary threat to this species, but it might also have been impacted by chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further survey work is required to determine whether or not this species still survives.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Centrolene gemmatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54912A11222123. . Downloaded on 30 August 2016.
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