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Aplastodiscus callipygius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Aplastodiscus callipygius
Species Authority: (Cruz & Peixoto, 1985)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-31
Assessor(s): Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000km2, it is common, and most of its range is within protected areas, and its population is probably not declining fast enough to be listed in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the type locality (Serra da Bocaina) and Campos do Jordão, in São Paulo State, and in Serra da Mantiqueira (Parque Nacional do Itatiaia and Monte Verde), southeast Brazil. It occurs above 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs on vegetation near montane streams in primary and old secondary forest. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas. It breeds in permanent streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Most of the species' range occurs within several protected areas. Maintenance and conservation of the species' habitat is needed. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence would be desirable.

Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2010. Aplastodiscus callipygius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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