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Exerodonta chimalapa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Exerodonta chimalapa
Species Authority: (Mendelson and Campbell, 1994)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Luis Canseco-Márquez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Chimalapas region that includes the Sierra Atravesada in south-eastern Oaxaca and adjacent Chiapas, Mexico, at 850-1500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is known to be common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This stream-breeding amphibian inhabits low or moderate altitude streams in cloud forest or dry pine-oak forest, and takes refuge in bromeliads.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is deforestation resulting from logging, and the subsequent dessication of forest streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas; as with many other montane cloud and pine-oak forest patches in Mexico, there is an urgent need for the protection of the forest remnants in the Chimalapas region.

Citation: Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Exerodonta chimalapa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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