Ameerega pongoensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ameerega pongoensis
Species Authority: (Schulte, 1999)
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)
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.
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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. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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