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Crossodactylus grandis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLODIDAE

Scientific Name: Crossodactylus grandis
Species Authority: B. Lutz, 1951

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ulisses Caramaschi, Bruno Pimenta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is not common, but it can be found when being surveyed for.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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