Ranitomeya rubrocephala


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya rubrocephala
Species Authority: (Schulte, 1999)
Dendrobates rubrocephalus Schulte, 1999
Ranitomeya rubrocephalus Schulte, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a few specimens collected somewhere in Pasco or Junin Departments, Peru. Its exact range is not known and so its range has not been mapped. The altitudinal range is suggested to be 600-1,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from very few specimens, so its population status is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is presumably a tropical forest species that deposits eggs in the leaf-litter and carries its young to streams to complete their development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo 2004. Ranitomeya rubrocephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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