Allobates wayuu 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Allobates wayuu (Acosta, Cuentas & Coloma, 1999)
Colostethus wayuu Acosta, Cuentas & Coloma, 1999
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: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant
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 is known only from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, on the Serranía of Macuira, in the Department of Guajira, Colombia. It has an altitudinal range of 210-780m asl. It occurs in an isolated area of forest habitat in an otherwise arid region, so it is very unlikely to occur anywhere else.
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Population [top]

Population:It is abundant in the rainy season.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in tropical forest with dry vegetation, and can be found in secondary forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the male carries the hatched tadpoles to streams and ponds to complete their development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no current major threats to the species, and its only known population is within a national park. However, its restricted range renders it susceptible to threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, Colombia. The population of this species requires close monitoring, particularly given that is known only from a single location.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant. 2004. Allobates wayuu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55166A11262709. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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