Rulyrana susatamai 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Rulyrana susatamai
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995)
Cochranella susatamai (Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-08-15
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Angulo, A.
Contributor(s): Wild, E., Lynch, J. & Cortés, O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Nowakowski , J.
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is calculated at 5,681 km2, its population is considered to be severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat outside of protected areas in the Central Cordillera of Colombia.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the departments of Tolima, Caldas, Huila and Antioquia, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 400 and 1,650 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be 5,681 km2.

Countries occurrence:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
Lower elevation limit (metres): 400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1650
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species. Subpopulations are restricted to remnant forests and are isolated by a surrounding matrix of pastures and agricultural land uses; therefore, the population is considered to be severely fragmented (O. Cortés pers. comm. 2014).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in sub-Andean forests on vegetation along streams. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging water and when they hatch the tadpoles drop into the water below where they develop further. They require gallery forest to lay their eggs and hence are sensitive to any habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat fragmentation and loss due to agricultural expansion (including planting of illegal crops), timber extraction and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs within the La Forzosa Reserve and the Ranita Dorada Reserve, which was established in 2008 (O. Cortés pers. comm. 2014). Other parts of its range outside of protected areas have largely been deforested, so conservation of remaining suitable habitat is needed, in addition to continued enforcement of protected areas to maintain critical forest habitat within the range. Research is needed to better understand its distribution and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Rulyrana susatamai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54997A60784150. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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