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Batrachyla antartandica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BATRACHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Batrachyla antartandica
Species Authority: Barrio, 1967
Common Name/s:
English Marbled Wood Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-17
Assessor/s: Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Helen Díaz-Paéz, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the austral forest of Chile and Argentina; it is distributed from Mehuin (39° 25’S) to the Virtudes Islands (51° 31’S). Its altitudinal range is from 50-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Chile
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally distributed and abundant in some localities. It was last seen in 2003.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It can be found in very humid temperate to cold forests, bogs and wetlands surrounded by forests, shores of ponds, and lakes surrounded with swamps. Adults of this species also climb at Nothofagus trees. Eggs are laid on the ground under logs or moss. After rain, these areas are flooded and the tadpoles develop in flood water. The species can occur in lightly modified habitats such as rural gardens.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Destruction and degradation of native forests (deforestation, fires and land use) are a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More than ten protected areas are present within the range of this species in Chile and Argentina. National legislation to preserve Nothofagus forest at all latitudes is needed.
Citation: Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Helen Díaz-Paéz, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso 2010. Batrachyla antartandica. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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