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Geobatrachus walkeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Geobatrachus walkeri
Species Authority: Ruthven, 1915

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo
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, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the north-western and western slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena, northern Colombia, from 1,550-2,870m asl. It may occur more widely than current records suggest, but is likely to be restricted to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is both nocturnal and diurnal, and appears to be confined to forest where it occurs under rocks and logs (which is also where it lays its eggs). Breeding is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and destruction due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Citation: Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Geobatrachus walkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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