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Anomaloglossus tepuyensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus tepuyensis
Species Authority: (La Marca, 1997)
Common Name/s:
Spanish Sapito Ninera Del Auyan-tepui
Synonym/s:
Colostethus tepuyensis La Marca, 1997
Taxonomic Notes: According to Myers and Donnelly (2001), this species was treated as Colostethus sp. in Grant et al. (1997).

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 in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was until recently only known from a single locality in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at the foot of the Auyan tepui, at 1,650m asl, on a trail from Danto and Pinon. A second specimen was recently discovered by the Cucurital River. The exact distributional limits of this species are not yet known.
Countries:
Native:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in tropical rainforest, and males call in the margins of small streams in the forest or near waterfalls in the spray-zone. This species lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried to water by the adults, where they develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its type locality is protected within Parque Nacional Canaima.
Citation: Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus tepuyensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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