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Rulyrana susatamai

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Rulyrana susatamai
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995)
Synonym/s:
Cochranella susatamai (Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Erik Wild, John Lynch
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 the departments of Tolima, Caldas and Antioquia, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 400 and 1,650m asl. It is likely to occur a little more widely than these records suggest.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

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

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species does not include any protected areas, and there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where it is known to occur.
Citation: Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Rulyrana susatamai. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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