Oreobates zongoensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Oreobates zongoensis
Species Authority: (Reichle & Köhler, 1997)
Eleutherodactylus zongoensis Reichle & Köhler, 1997
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: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered () B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals, in the Zongo Valley, Bolivia.
Date last seen: 1996

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Zongo Valley, in Murillo Province, in the department of La Paz, Bolivia, at 1,250m asl (Reichle and Köhler 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype, which was collected in January 1996. A subsequent visit to the type locality in 1999 and then in 2002/2003 found no individuals and it might now be extinct.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The single specimen was found under rocks in Yungas forest (Reichle and Köhler 1997). The absence of finger discs suggests it is a terrestrial species. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The type locality has been entirely destroyed with the construction of a hydroelectric power plant.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Surveys are urgently needed to establish whether or not this species still survives in the wild.

Citation: Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler. 2004. Oreobates zongoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57067A11576375. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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