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Ikakogi tayrona

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Ikakogi tayrona
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Magdalena Giant Glass Frog
Synonym(s):
Centrolene tayrona Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991
Centrolenella savagei Harding, 1991
Taxonomic Notes: This species was considered to be a synonym of Hylopsis platycephalus Werner, 1894, by Lynch (1981b), but this was not accepted by McDiarmid and Savage (1984).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): John Lynch, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Magdalena Department, Colombia. It has been recorded between 980 and 1,790m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to water sources in sub-Andean forests and cloud forests. It lays its eggs on leaves, and when hatched the tadpoles fall in to the water below where they develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock), as well as water pollution due to the fumigation of crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Citation: John Lynch, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Ikakogi tayrona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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