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Hyloxalus marmoreoventris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus marmoreoventris
Species Authority: (Rivero, 1991)
Synonym/s:
Colostethus marmoreoventris Rivero, 1991

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, Taran Grant
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, Río Negro, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, in Tungurahua Province, Ecuador, at 1,225m asl, although it presumably occurs more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, and it is possible that it has not been seen or looked for since it was first described.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in premontane forest where the annual mean precipitation is 2,000-4,000mm, and the annual mean temperature is 18-24°C. It occurs sympatrically with Colostethus bocagei, C. kingsburyi and C. pulchellus. Its breeding habits are unknown, but the larvae probably develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation is a threat to this species. By 1996, the forest had been cleared at the type locality. However, forested areas remain nearby, in Parque Nacional Llanganates and Parque Nacional Sangay. Atmospheric and water pollution, and invasive alien species, are also threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species might overlap with Parque Nacional Llanganates and Parque Nacional Sangay.
Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Taran Grant 2004. Hyloxalus marmoreoventris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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