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Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides Noble, 1923

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its habitat is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Dominican Republic.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a patchy distribution in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, from 788-1,879m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Dominican Republic
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Population [top]

Population:It is relatively uncommon even within suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an arboreal species, inhabiting montane closed forest where it is often found in bromeliads. The males guard eggs laid in bromeliads.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to the species is habitat destruction due to agriculture and charcoal production.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, incuding the Valle Nuevo Natural Scientific Reserve.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell. 2004. Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56440A11478428. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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