Hyloxalus sauli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus sauli (Edwards, 1974)
Colostethus sauli Edwards, 1974

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the tropical humid forest (Eastern tropical Altitudinal Zone) of Amazonian Ecuador, and from southern Colombia (departments of Putumayo and Caqueta). It is known from elevations of 250-650m asl. The known number of localities and Extent of Occurrence are likely to increase with more sampling effort.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population:This appears to be an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives under leaf-litter near streams and on overhanging banks of permanent streams in primary and secondary forest. They lay their eggs in the leaf-litter and then the males carry the tadpoles on their backs to the water where they develop. It is not recorded from any anthropogenic habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation might be a localized threat to the species. The natural vegetation of 14% of its distribution area in Ecuador (as defined by the GAA polygon) has been cleared by 1996 (based on Sierra, 1999 map).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuni, and Reserva Biólogica Limoncocha in Ecuador. It is not recorded from any protected areas in Colombia. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and population status is desirable as it is likely that its range is larger than currently known.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz. 2004. Hyloxalus sauli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55148A11261110. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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