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Hyloxalus maquipucuna

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus maquipucuna
Species Authority: (Coloma, 1995)
Synonym/s:
Colostethus maquipucuna Coloma, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Maquipucuna, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, at approximately 1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: It has not been seen since the original discovery around 1990; recent searches in the type locality and the entire surrounding region have failed to locate any other individuals (although the sampling effort might have been insufficient).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was recorded from a cloud forest stream. Its reproductive mode has not been documented, but the larvae presumably develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area where this species was recorded is not currently threatened by forest destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It was found in the private Reserva Maquipucuna, affording it protection of its habitat.
Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Hyloxalus maquipucuna. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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