Cochranella xanthocheridia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cochranella xanthocheridia
Species Authority: 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): Fernando Castro, John Lynch
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 forest habitat in the Western Cordillera of Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the departments of Risaralda and Antioquia on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, between 800 and 2,060m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to streams in sub-Andean forests. It lays its eggs on the top of leaves and when hatched the tadpoles drop into the water below where they develop further. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat.
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 includes Parque Nacional Natural Orquideas.

Citation: Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Cochranella xanthocheridia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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