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Ameerega pongoensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Ameerega pongoensis
Species Authority: (Schulte, 1999)
Synonym/s:
Epipedobates pongoensis Schulte, 1999
Taxonomic Notes: This species is very similar to Ameerega petersi. There might be a need to re-examine the relationship between these two taxa.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the single location of Pongo, close to Tarapoto (San Martin Department), Peru, where it is possibly found at 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: Its population status is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a lowland tropical moist forest species, with larvae that presumably develop in water.
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 to occur in any protected areas. Further research is needed into this little-known species, for example regarding the limits of its range, and also its taxonomic status.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Stefan Lötters 2004. Ameerega pongoensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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