Colostethus yaguara


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Colostethus yaguara
Species Authority: Rivero and Serna, 1991
Taxonomic Notes: This species is possibly conspecific with Colostethus fraterdanieli (Grant pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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 doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the municipality of Ituango in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at 1,575m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which has not been collected since the original type series.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in leaf-litter near streams in cloud forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, but the larvae presumably develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A replacement for the badly damaged holotype is required to enable much needed research into the taxonomic status of this species.

Citation: Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Colostethus yaguara. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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