Ameerega ingeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega ingeri (Cochran and Goin, 1970)
Common Name(s):
English Niceforo's Poison Frog, Brother Niceforo's Poison-arrow Frog
Epipedobates ingeri (Cochran and Goin, 1970)
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: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Caqueta Department, Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality: Asarrio, on the Pescado River in the Amazonian lowlands, Caquetá Department, Colombia, at 200m asl. It has not been found elsewhere, and probably has a very small range.
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from a single specimen, which was described in 1970. Recent work in the region has not turned up any new specimens. Given the level of habitat destruction that has taken place within its range, it could be extinct.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The area where it was collected was lowland forest. It is probably a terrestrial and diurnal species, laying its eggs in leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to pools of water in epiphytes for development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The entire region where the type specimen was collected has been deforested for cattle farming since 1978.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas near the type locality. A search for any remaining populations is urgently needed before the species is declared extinct.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2004. Ameerega ingeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55224A11274796. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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