Nymphargus oreonympha


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphargus oreonympha
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Caqueta Cochran Frog
Cochranella oreonympha Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jose Vicente Rueda, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Oriental, Florencia, in Caquetá Department, Colombia, at 2,040-2,270m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare, but it has not been surveyed for since 1992.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation near streams in cloud forest, including secondary forest. It lays its eggs on vegetation, and the larvae develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is habitat loss caused by the expansion of cattle ranching and the cultivation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Jose Vicente Rueda, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus oreonympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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