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Alsodes kaweshkari 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Alsodidae

Scientific Name: Alsodes kaweshkari Formas, Cuevas, & Nuñez, 1998
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-07-10
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Veloso, A., Correa, C., Nunez, H. & Formas, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L. & Superina, M.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements and threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two adult specimens at only two localities in southern Chile: Puerto Edén on Wellington Island (at 10 m asl) and Seno Huemules. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 641 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Chile (Aisén)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):10
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Population [top]

Population:It is thought to be a rare species. It was seen in 1998, but two expeditions in 2001 and 2002 to the same locality failed to locate it. The population trend is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in tundra and small forests composed of Nothofagus betuloides, Embothrium coccineum, Maytenus magellanicus and Drymis winterri, where it can be found under logs. Its reproductive details are unknown, though it presumably occurs by larval development in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

Research Needed
Research on the population, distribution, ecology and threats for this species is required.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Alsodes kaweshkari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56316A79811222. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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