Ptychohyla sanctaecrucis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Ptychohyla sanctaecrucis Campbell and Smith, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith
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 100km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in eastern Guatemala, and a projected decline in the number of mature individuals from the effects of chytridiomycosis.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Sierra de Santa Cruz, eastern Guatemala, from 366-1,150m, though it might occur a little more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species within its range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits undisturbed subtropical moist forest and is found near, and breeds in, streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species include habitat loss due to expanding agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement, and water pollution. Chytridiomycosis is also a potential threat, and declines due to the disease have already been detected amongst other species of this genus in Guatemala (Mendelson et al. 2004).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has not been found in any protected area, though one has been proposed within its range. In view of the severe risk of chytridiomycosis, the status of this species should be closely monitored, and ex-situ populations might need to be established.

Citation: Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith. 2006. Ptychohyla sanctaecrucis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T55917A11391338. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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