Niceforonia adenobrachia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Niceforonia adenobrachia (Ardila-Robaya, Ruíz-Carranza and Barrera-Rodriguez, 1996)
Niceforonia adenobrachius Ardila-Robaya, Ruíz-Carranza & Barrera-Rodriguez, 1996
Phrynopus adenobrachius Ardila-Robaya, Ruíz-Carranza & Barrera-Rodriguez, 1996
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
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 100km2 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, in the vicinity of Albania, in the municipality of Herveo, department of Tolima, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, from 3,100-3,400m asl. It is most likely restricted to this area.
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Population [top]

Population:This is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs under rocks and logs in grasses in sub-páramo areas. It can also be found in pastureland and arable land, although this is not ideal habitat as it is often burned. It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is fire, in the form of frequent burning of the páramo so that the grass grows more quickly for cattle grazing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within the range of this species, making habitat maintenance and protection for this species a very high conservation priority. A more carefully managed burning regime would also benefit this species.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch. 2004. Niceforonia adenobrachia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57198A11587721. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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