Colostethus thorntoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Colostethus thorntoni (Cochran and Goin, 1970)
Common Name(s):
English Thornton's Rocket Frog
<i>Phyllobates thorntoni</i> Cochran and Goin 1970
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two localities in Antioquia Department, in the northern Cordillera Central, Colombia, between 1,480 and 2,270m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:Only a few specimens have been collected, and its population status is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is presumably found beside streams in forest like other species of the genus. Its breeding habits are not known, but the larvae presumably develop in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species does not include any protected areas. More research into its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if its range extends beyond the two known localities.

Citation: Taran Grant, John Lynch. 2004. Colostethus thorntoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55158A11248820. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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