Hyloxalus vergeli


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus vergeli
Species Authority: Hellmich, 1940
Colostethus vergeli (Hellmich, 1940)
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
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.
Population Trend: Stable

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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