Aplastodiscus weygoldti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Aplastodiscus weygoldti (Cruz and 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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the vicinity of Santa Tereza Municipality, in the state of Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, at 650m asl, and from a newly discovered locality, Fazenda Palmeira, in Itapebi Municipality in the state of Bahia.
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Population [top]

Population:It is common at the type locality, and there have been some recent collections there.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is restricted to forest, including secondary forests, and can tolerate a degree of disturbance, but it is not found in open or severely degraded areas. It is usually found on vegetation near water, and breeds in forest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Estação Biológica de Santa Lucia and the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi.

Citation: Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta. 2004. Aplastodiscus weygoldti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55695A11343557. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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