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Xenohyla truncata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Xenohyla truncata
Species Authority: (Izecksohn, 1959)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the coastal lowlands of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, up to 50m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in bromeliads in Restinga vegetation and breeds in temporary rain pools in the same habitat. It is only usually found during the breeding period as it is otherwise hidden in bromeliads. This is the only frog that eats fruit.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to it is the destruction of Restinga vegetation for the development of human infrastructure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas. More research into the limits of its range and its ecological requirements is needed.
Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Xenohyla truncata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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