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Isthmohyla angustilineata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Isthmohyla angustilineata
Species Authority: (Taylor, 1952)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2ae ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because of a drastic population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the last three generations, inferred from the apparent disappearance of most of the population, perhaps due to chytridiomycosis.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Cordillera Central, and Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, from 1,500-2,040m asl (Savage 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This is generally an uncommon species. The population is decreasing, but threats to the species remain unknown. In Costa Rica, the species has disappeared from Cerro Chompipe and Tapanti. It declined drastically in Monteverde, but a few individuals persisted until at least the late 1990s, and the particular site where they were found has not been visited since; there is a chance that it still survives at Monteverde. In Panama there is a scarcity of information on its distribution and abundance, though it appears to have declined, and the most recent record is from Parque Internacional La Amistad, in Chiriquí Province, in 1991.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a nocturnal tree frog of humid lower montane rainforest. Breeding usually takes place in small puddles and water-filled depressions. Males call from leaves and twigs above the forest flood. Tadpoles are benthic (Savage 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for the population decline of this species are not known with certainty, though it is likely to be due to chytridiomycosis, perhaps in association with climate change.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The current known range of this species falls entirely within protected areas (Parque Internacional La Amistad, Panama, and at least three protected areas in Costa Rica). Further survey work is required to determine the population status and trends of this species. In view of the threat of chytridiomycosis, ex-situ populations might need to be established.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves 2004. Isthmohyla angustilineata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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