Hyloxalus maquipucuna 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus maquipucuna (Coloma, 1995)
Colostethus maquipucuna Coloma, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.
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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).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55109A11251610. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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