Ecnomiohyla salvaje 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Ecnomiohyla salvaje (Wilson, McCranie and Williams, 1985)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Ecnomiohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie, Manuel Acevedo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Guatemala and Honduras.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Cerro del Mono near La Unión in eastern Guatemala close to the border with Honduras; and nearby at Quebrada Grande, Department of Copán, in extreme western Honduras. Its altitudinal range is 1,370-1,450m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Honduras
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Population [top]

Population:This is a poorly known species. Only two adult specimens have been collected from Honduras and one juvenile specimen from Guatemala. It is extremely rare and is probably in decline. Recent visits to the Honduran site have failed to find the species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits lower montane wet forest, where it breeds in tree cavities.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The primary threat to the species is severe deforestation, due to coffee cultivation and livestock grazing. The only known site in Honduras is highly disturbed, but the habitat is in better condition at the Guatemalan site.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, although it is on edge of the Parque Nacional Cerro Azul in Honduras. Maintenance and/or protection of the species' remaining intact habitat is recommended.

Citation: Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie, Manuel Acevedo. 2004. Ecnomiohyla salvaje. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55640A11345995. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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