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Aplastodiscus cavicola 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Aplastodiscus cavicola (Cruz and Peixoto, 1984)
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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species from south-eastern Brazil ranges from Santa Teresa in the state of Espírito Santo to Juiz de Fora in the south-east of the state of Minas Gerais, from 70-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population:It is common.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in primary and secondary forests, and clearings inside forest, and is found on the border of small streams where it builds subterranean nests. The males call from underground, and the larvae develop in permanent streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, wood plantations, clear-cutting, fire and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto. 2004. Aplastodiscus cavicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55437A11311450. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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