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Allobates humilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Allobates humilis
Species Authority: (Rivero, 1978)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapito Ninera Humilde
Synonym(s):
Colostethus humilis Rivero, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez, César Luis Barrio Amorós
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the type locality, in the vicinity of the town of Boconó, in Trujillo State, Venezuela, at an altitude of 1,470m asl, and from a recently discovered population found inside the Parque Nacional Guaramacal, also close to Boconó. It is also now known from the states of Barinas and Portuguesa. It has been recorded from 600-1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in seasonal montane forest, and cloud forests. It is associated with temporary ponds, where the larvae presumably develop, but exact reproductive habits are unknown. It is probably able to tolerate minor habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Human settlement, and associated infrastructure development, is a threat to some populations. The lagoon at the type locality has already disappeared. It might also be affected by drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One population is within Parque Nacional Guaramacal (at the limit of the range).

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez, César Luis Barrio Amorós 2004. Allobates humilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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