Centrolene savagei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene savagei Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991
Common Name(s):
English Savage's Cochran Frog
Cochranella savagei Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

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): Wilmar Bolívar, 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)
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 habitat in Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the western slope of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Quindio and Risaralda, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in the department of Caldas, and on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental, in the department of Valle del Cauca, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,400-2,410m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in sub-Andean forests on vegetation next to running water such as streams. The eggs are laid on leaves, and when hatched the tadpoles fall into the water below where they develop further. It is also recorded from secondary forests.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes the Reserva Regional Bosques de Florencia and the Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo. 2004. Centrolene savagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54990A11225843. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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