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Hyloxalus fascianigrus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus fascianigrus
Species Authority: (Grant and Castro-Herrera, 1998)
Synonym(s):
Colostethus fascianiger Grant and Castro, 1998
Hyloxalus fascianiger Grant & Castro, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Taran Grant, Fernando Castro
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Municipality of El Tambo in Cauca Department, northwards to the municipality of El Cairo in Valle del Cauca Department, in Colombia, between 1,470 and 1,960m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in leaf-litter on the ground near streams in primary or good secondary cloud forests, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. The female lays terrestrial eggs; when they have hatched the male carries the larvae on his back to streams where they then develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Localized threats to this species are habitat fragmentation caused by the expansion of agriculture and cattle ranching, as well as water pollution from pesticides and the fumigation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Citation: Taran Grant, Fernando Castro 2004. Hyloxalus fascianigrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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