Centrolene guanacarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene guanacarum Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Erik Wild, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality of Paramo Guanacas in the central Andes, in Cauca Department, Colombia, at around 1,900m asl. Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo and Lynch (1996) rejected records from Risaralda Department, Colombia. It presumably occurs more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens. There has been no sampling for it since it was first collected.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on vegetation next to water sources in sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when they hatch the larvae drop into the water where they develop further. This species requires gallery forest to lay its eggs, and hence it is not able to persist in disturbed habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A major threat to its habitat is water pollution from agriculture. Deforestation is only a localized threat at present, although desiccation and loss of overhanging leaves for breeding are potential threats in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species is within the network of the following protected areas: Parque Nacional Natural Las Hermosas (in the páramo de las Papas), and Parque Nacional Natural Puracé. More research into its range, population status and ecological requirements is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the type locality. Unfortunately it is not safe to do research in this area at present because of security concerns.

Citation: Erik Wild, John Lynch. 2004. Centrolene guanacarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54915A11222782. . Downloaded on 21 August 2018.
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