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Stefania ayangannae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HEMIPHRACTIDAE

Scientific Name: Stefania ayangannae
Species Authority: MacCulloch & Lathrop, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-08-10
Assessor(s): Reynolds, R., Hoogmoed, M., MacCulloch, R. & Gaucher, P.
Reviewer(s): Angulo, A. & Chanson, J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern, although it is presently known from only two locations, these are in remote, undisturbed areas, and there are no known threats at this time.
History:
2004 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality on the northeast plateau of Mount Ayanganna, and from Mount Wokomung, Guyana, between 1,490 and 1,550 m asl (MacCulloch and Lathrop 2002, MacCulloch et al. 2006). It is thought likely to have a very restricted range.
Countries:
Native:
Guyana
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Population [top]

Population: This was the most abundant amphibian species encountered on Mount Ayanganna (MacCulloch and Lathrop 2002).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A high-elevation forest species. All specimens were collected at night on leaves or branches 1-5 m above ground. Females carry the eggs on their back and juveniles develop fully on their mother's back.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats, and all known localities for this species are in undisturbed, remote areas. Nonetheless, given its small range, it remains vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species is within Kaieteur National Park. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Citation: Reynolds, R., Hoogmoed, M., MacCulloch, R. & Gaucher, P. 2009. Stefania ayangannae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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