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Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis
Species Authority: (Myers and Donnelly, 1997)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapito Ninera Del Tamacuari
Synonym(s):
Colostethus tamacuarensis Myers and Donnelly, 1997
Taxonomic Notes: This species is similar to Anomaloglossus shrevei, differing in the shape of the median lingual process, and in the shape of the inner tarsal fold.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, a small valley at the north base of Pico Tamacuari, from 1,160-1,200m asl, in the Sierra Tapirapecó, Amazonas State, Venezuela (at 1° 13'N; 64° 42'W).
Countries:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal frog found in rocky forest streams, where the larvae presumably develop. Its calls have been heard coming from beneath large boulders.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Flash flooding is a potential threat to this species, and has been known to occur at the type locality.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The area where this frog is found is protected within Parque Nacional Parima-Tapirapecó.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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