|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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Gómez, D., Castro, F., Vargas-Salinas, F., Gonzalez Duran, G.A., Lynch, J., Bernal, M.H., Herrera, M., Gutierrez, P. & Bolívar, W.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hobin, L., NatureServe|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,213 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to the conversion of habitat to pastureland for cattle grazing and agriculture activities throughout its range. Also, a large mining project is planned in the central part of its distribution (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016) and it is occurring with a lesser extension in the northern part of the range.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Colombia. This species was previously only known from its type locality which occurs in the vicinity of Albania, in the municipality of Herveo, Tolima Department, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia. However, it is now also known from two additional localities; one on the border of Caldas Department, eastern flank of the Central Andes of Colombia (Romero-Garcia et al. 2015) and another in El Porvenir, municipio de Córdoba, departamento de Quindío, Colombia (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016). Its altitudinal range occurs between 3,100–3,872 m asl, and its EOO is 2, 213 km2.|
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|Population:||This is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This leaf-litter species occurs under rocks, logs and moss, and within tufts of grass in sub-páramo and páramo areas. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Major threats include habitat destruction and degradation due to the conversion of habitat to pastureland for cattle grazing and agriculture activities throughout its range. A large mining project is planned in the central part of its distribution (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016) and it is also occurring with a lesser extension in the northern part of the range.|
This species has been recorded in Parque Nacional Natural de los Nevados.
Habitat protection is a very high conservation priority.
Further research in population trends, ecology and distribution are recommended for the species.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Niceforonia adenobrachia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57198A85894745.Downloaded on 23 February 2018.|
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