Hyloxalus vergeli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus vergeli Hellmich, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Hellmich's Rocket Frog
Colostethus vergeli (Hellmich, 1940)
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:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was considered a synonym of Hyloxalus fuliginosus by Edwards (1974b).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Adolfo Amézquita, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the western flank of the Cordillera Oriental, in Fusagasuga, Cundinamarca Department, and Icononso, Tolima Department, Colombia, at 1,500-1,800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is known to be an abundant species, although no one has looked for it since 1994.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs near streams in cloud forest, and seems able to tolerate some minor habitat disturbance. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to streams where they develop further.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no current known threats to this species, and it is somewhat resilient to habitat disturbance. Nonetheless, its small range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas. The species requires close population monitoring given its very restricted range.

Citation: Adolfo Amézquita, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2004. Hyloxalus vergeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55164A11262452. . Downloaded on 20 November 2017.
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