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Ptychohyla spinipollex 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Ptychohyla spinipollex
Species Authority: (K. Schmidt, 1936)
Taxonomic Notes: The use of this name has been clarified by McCranie and Wilson (1993b).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie
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 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in northern Honduras.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in the departments of Atlantida, Colon and Yoro in northern Honduras, at 160-1,580m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Honduras
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Population [top]

Population: It is relatively common.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A stream-breeding species, it lives on vegetation and boulders along streams, in lowland moist forest and premontane and lower montane wet forest. It can survive in somewhat degraded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats are loss of habitat due to subsistence agriculture, creation of pastureland, and forest fires. Chytridiomycosis is also a plausible potential threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in three protected areas, namely Pico Bonito, Texiguat, and Capiro y Calentura National Parks. Further survey work is necessary to determine the degree to which chytrid poses a threat to this species.

Citation: Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie. 2004. Ptychohyla spinipollex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55918A11391648. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.
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