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Phrynomedusa appendiculata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Phrynomedusa appendiculata
Species Authority: (Lutz, 1925)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was resurrected from the synonymy of Phrynomedusa fimbriata by Cruz (1985).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Débora Silvano
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 is known only from the type locality (São Bento), Novo Horizonte, Lauro Muller in Santa Catarina State, and Serra de Araracuara, Guaratuba, in Parana State, southern Brazil, at approximately 800-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: Once somewhat common in areas where it occurred, it has not been seen since 1970 despite repeated searches. The reasons for the decline are unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurred on vegetation near forest streams in rainforest, laying eggs on vegetation overhanging the streams in which the larvae developed.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat in the localities where the species occurred is relatively intact. Its disappearance from apparently suitable habitat is reminiscent of that of other high-altitude frogs in the wet tropics, and chytridiomycosis cannot be ruled out as being the causative agent.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas. Research to determine its population status and distribution, and actions to protect the original habitat, are needed.

Citation: Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Débora Silvano 2004. Phrynomedusa appendiculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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