|Scientific Name:||Centrolene petrophilum Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991|
|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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Acevedo Rincón, A., Crawford, A., Meza Joya, F.L., Rivas, G., Chaves, G., Medina Rangel, G.F., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Ardila-Robayo, M. & Urbina, N.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hobin, L., NatureServe|
This species is listed as Endangered because its area of occupancy (AOO) is 139 km2, its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 995 km2, all individuals are in four threat-defined locations, three of which are suspected to be declining in the extent and quality of their habitat on the Cordillera Oriental, Colombia.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs in six geographical sites on the eastern flank of the northern portion of the Cordillera Oriental, Boyacá Department, Colombia, between 1,600–2,200 m asl. Its EOO is 995 km2 and its AOO is 139 km2.|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It was a common species based upon the number of historical records in the UNAL-ICN between 1981–1985. Between 2010 and 2011 field expeditions in Pajarito Municipality (Boyacá department) were conducted by M. Rada, but did not find the species (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs on vegetation next to or above streams in cloud forest, and can also occur in secondary forest. It lays its eggs on rocks in streams, and the larvae develop in the water.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of the species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation due to agricultural activities (livestock ranching, and the cultivation of crops) and mining are the main threats to this species.|
Conservation Actions This species does not occur in any protected areas.
There is a need for the protection of existing cloud forest fragments, such as the site known as "Pajarito".
Field surveys are needed to evaluate the current habitat conditions in this species native range to assess the status of populations at known sites and to search for possible new subpopulations.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Centrolene petrophilum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54932A85879250.Downloaded on 23 September 2018.|
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