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Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus 

Scope: Global
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus Schwartz, 1960
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html. (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Granma Province, eastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality: La Cantera, Miranda, Granma Province, eastern Cuba. Its altitudinal range is from 100-270m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population:Only about 20 specimens of this species have ever been collected, and despite surveys and field collections in surrounding areas, it has not been found elsewhere.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on rocks and cliff bases in closed mesic forest. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss due to mining and smallholder agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and immediate protection of the remaining habitat at the type locality is urgently required.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56851A11545260. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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