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Smilisca dentata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Smilisca dentata
Species Authority: (Smith, 1957)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana-de Arbol De Tierras Altas
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Pternohyla which was recently synonymized with Smilisca (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-06
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos
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 5,000km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southern Agusacalientes and extreme northwestern Jalisco, Mexico.
History:
2004 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in southern Aguascalientes and extreme north-western Jalisco, Mexico, at elevations between 1,800 and 1,900m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs only in flooded grasslands, and breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The transformation of the original grassland habitat into agricultural land, and the subsequent pollution from pesticides, are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur within any protected areas, and urgent protection of the original habitat of this species is required (especially in Aguascalientes where only a small area of suitable habitat remains). This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Smilisca dentata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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