Nymphargus garciae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphargus garciae
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995)
Cochranella garciae Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Alonso Quevedo Gil, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Central Cordillera of Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Cauca, Huila and Tolima (Combeima) Departments, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 1,900 and 3,030m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation alongside streams in sub-Andean and Andean forests. The eggs are laid on leaves overhanging water and when they hatch the tadpoles drop in to the water below where they develop further. They require gallery forest to lay their eggs and hence are very sensitive to disturbance of their forest habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is habitat loss as a result of clear-cutting of forests and agricultural encroachment, due to the planting of illegal crops and cattle raising.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes a few protected areas, such as Parque Nacional Natural Nevado del Huila.

Citation: Alonso Quevedo Gil, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus garciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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