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Nymphargus oreonympha

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Nymphargus oreonympha
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Caqueta Cochran Frog
Synonym(s):
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
Assessor(s): Jose Vicente Rueda, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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