Allobates myersi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Allobates myersi (Pyburn, 1981)
Epipedobates myersi (Pyburn, 1981)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Amazonas, Caqueta and Vaupes Departments, Colombia, at 210m asl (J. Lynch, unpubl. data). It is likely that it occurs in neighbouring areas of Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is uncommon. It was collected in 2002 and 2003 in appropriate habitat.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in the humid forests of the Amazon region. It is terrestrial and diurnal. It lays eggs in the leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small streams for development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the southern part of its range, it is threatened mostly by habitat destruction caused by expanding cattle ranching activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies about the biology, ecology, population range and dynamics of this species are necessary. It occurs in El Pure National Park.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2004. Allobates myersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55228A11275865. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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