Hyloxalus abditaurantius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus abditaurantius (Silverstone, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Bello Rocket Frog
Colostethus abditaurantius Silverstone, 1975
Taxonomic Source(s): Silverstone, P.A. 1975. Two new species of Colostethus (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from Colombia. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Contributions in Science: 1-10.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ramírez Pinilla, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Amézquita, A. & Ardila-Robayo, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Colombian endemic species is known from the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Risaralda department, from the western slope of the Cordillera Central in Antioquia department, and from north of the Cordillera Central in Quindio department. It has been recorded from 1,450-2,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A terrestrial species found on vegetation alongside water sources such as streams in sub-Andean forest ecosystems. It also occurs in secondary forests and is apparently adaptable to human disturbance. It lays its eggs on leaf-litter in the forest and then carries its tadpoles to water where they develop further.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging and agricultural pollution are major threats to the species’ habitat. However these are only localized threats, and there are no major threats to the species overall at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of Assessor(s), Reviewer(s), Contributor(s), Facilitator(s) and/or Compiler(s). Corrected formatting of units in text.

Citation: Ramírez Pinilla, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Amézquita, A. & Ardila-Robayo, M. 2004. Hyloxalus abditaurantius (errata version published in 2015). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55041A86468166. . Downloaded on 20 August 2018.
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