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Physalaemus rupestris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LEPTODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Physalaemus rupestris
Species Authority: Caramaschi, Carcerelli and Feio, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Bruno Pimenta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Serra do Ibitipoca, at 1,200-1,680m asl in the state of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil, although it might occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is not very common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in secondary forests and gallery forests (there being no primary forest left within its known range), living in leaf-litter or on stones near water. The eggs are deposited in foam nests in wide pools in temporary streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only known site where this species occurs is well protected, so its main threats are habitat damage due to fire and the effects of tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca.

Citation: Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Physalaemus rupestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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