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Odontophrynus achalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ODONTOPHRYNIDAE

Scientific Name: Odontophrynus achalensis
Species Authority: Di Tada, Barla, Martori & Cei, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Cordoba Escuerzo
Spanish Escuercito

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada
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 in the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina, where it ranges from 1,800-2,500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species, but populations appear to be stable where suitable habitat remains.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in montane grasslands and rocky outcrops therein. Reproduction takes place in permanent streams and it does not tolerate habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat fragmentation caused by cattle ranching is a threat to this species; cattle ranching also leads to the deterioration of water quality for breeding sites. Some populations might be declining due to fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Quebrada el Condorito and the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve.

Citation: Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus achalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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