Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus pinguis
Species Authority: (Rivero & Granados Diaz, 1990)
Colostethus pinguis Rivero & Granados Diaz, 1990
Taxonomic Notes: This species is probably a synonym of Hyloxalus pulchellus (Grant pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Taran Grant, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as 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 on the western slope of the central Andes, in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,995m asl. It is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in the lowest vegetation stratum of cloud forests. There is no information regarding its breeding habits or its adaptability to habitat disturbance, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Puracé. Taxonomic research is needed to determine whether or not this is a valid species (it is probably a synonym of Colostethus pulchellus).

Citation: Taran Grant, John Lynch. 2004. Hyloxalus pinguis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55132A11258663. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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