Anomaloglossus tepuyensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus tepuyensis
Species Authority: (La Marca, 1997)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapito Ninera Del Auyan-tepui
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)
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.
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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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