Eleutherodactylus thomasi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus thomasi Schwartz, 1959
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a restricted range in the Sierra de Cubitas and the Sierra de Najasa, Pan de Matanzas, Sierra de Trinidad, in Cuba. It appears to have a relictual and patchy distribution. It has been recorded from sea level up to 390m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is an uncommon species that is difficult to find outside appropriate weather conditions.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on large rocks and in caves in broadleaf forest (mesic or semi-xeric), and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (smallholder farming) and mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas, but there is often insufficient management of these areas for conservation, and the habitat continues to be degraded. More effective management of these protected areas is required to ensure the long-term survival of this species.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus thomasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57003A11563368. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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