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Centrolene pipilatum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene pipilatum (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of locations, and in the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Río Salado, Río Azuelo and 16km from Santa Rosa in Napo and Sucumbíos Provinces, Ecuador, at 1,300-1,740m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:First collected in 1971, this species was last recorded in 1977. Several trips to known localities where the species occurs have not turned up any individuals (e.g. Bustamante 2002); however, the area of available habitat in the vicinity of the type locality is large, and the sampling effort has probably been insufficient.
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, and has been recorded over 3m above the ground. Eggs are presumably laid on vegetation, with the larvae developing in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation mainly due to smallholder farming and livestock ranching. It is possible that it may also have been affected by chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia. 2004. Centrolene pipilatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54933A11228482. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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