Phytotriades auratus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Phytotriades auratus (Boulenger, 1917)
Phyllodytes auratus (Boulenger, 1917)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jerry Hardy
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 less than 100km2 and its Area Of Occupancy are less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, the summit of Aripo, in the Northern Range, and probably also Morne Bleu Ridge, Trinidad Island, in Trinidad and Tobago. The total range of the species is estimated to be 10kmĀ² or less. It is known from around 940m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Trinidad and Tobago
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in montane rainforest and elfin woodland. It has a very specific microhabitat and is associated with the giant epiphytic bromeliad, Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora. It breeds by larval development in bromeliads. It is not adaptable to disturbance of its habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by the collection of bromeliads from the forest, and the over collecting of specimens.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas, but maintenance and protection of its habitat is urgently required.

Citation: Jerry Hardy. 2004. Phytotriades auratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55830A11376152. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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