Crossodactylus grandis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylodidae

Scientific Name: Crossodactylus grandis B. Lutz, 1951

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ulisses Caramaschi, Bruno Pimenta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from two high-altitude localities in southern Brazil: Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, at Itamonte, in the state of Minas Gerais; and the Serra da Bocaina, in the northern part of the state of Sao Paulo. It might occur more widely. Its altitudinal range is 2,000-2,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is not common, but it can be found when being surveyed for.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives on the ground near fast-flowing streams in high-altitude grasslands. It breeds in the streams by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to tourism and fire. It might also be adversely affected by freezing ice in the montane grasslands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Parque Nacional do Itatiaia is the only protected area from which it is currently known.

Citation: Ulisses Caramaschi, Bruno Pimenta. 2004. Crossodactylus grandis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56353A11466988. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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