Stefania ayangannae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hemiphractidae

Scientific Name: Stefania ayangannae MacCulloch & Lathrop, 2002
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
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.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1490
Upper elevation limit (metres):1550
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Population [top]

Population:This was the most abundant amphibian species encountered on Mount Ayanganna (MacCulloch and Lathrop 2002).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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 2009: e.T56024A11412306. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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