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Hyloxalus abditaurantius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus abditaurantius
Species Authority: (Silverstone, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Bello Rocket Frog
Synonym(s):
Colostethus abditaurantius Silverstone, 1975

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): 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)
Justification:
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 1,450-2,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

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

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.

Citation: Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Hyloxalus abditaurantius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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