Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus atopoglossus
Species Authority: (Grant, Humphrey & Myers, 1997)
Colostethus atopoglossus Grant, Humphrey & Myers, 1997
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species is similar to Anomaloglossus lacrimosus according to Grant, Humphrey and Myers (1997).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Grant, T. & Castro, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, El Boqueronin, in the Serrania de los Paraguas, in Valle del Cauca Department on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, between 1,800 and 2,260m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species, but was not recorded during surveys undertaken in 1997, and its current population status is uncertain.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs under rocks next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, though the larvae are presumably carried to streams to develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation caused by expansion of agriculture, water pollution, fumigation of illegal crops and timber extraction are all potential threats to this species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is not within a protected area. More research into the species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Citation: Grant, T. & Castro, F. 2008. Anomaloglossus atopoglossus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T55048A11245697. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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