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Strabomantis necopinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Strabomantis necopinus
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1997)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Cabezona
Synonym(s):
Eleutherodactylus necopinus Lynch, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on the Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the northern half of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Tolima, Caldas, Quindia, Risaralda and southern Antioquia, in Colombia, at elevations of 1,800-2,200m asl. It might occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a diurnal and terrestrial species, restricted to primary cloud forests with abundant fallen leaves on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss caused by logging and agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is the major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species' distribution includes Florencia Forest, an area in the process of being declared a natural reserve, and also Ucamari Regional Park.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Strabomantis necopinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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