Proceratophrys palustris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Odontophrynidae

Scientific Name: Proceratophrys palustris Giaretta and Sazima, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Luciana Barreto Nascimento
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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 type locality on the Poços de Caldas Plateau, in Minas Gerais State in south-eastern Brazil, where it was recorded at around 1,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:Its population status is unknown, but it is only known from a few specimens. It is probably declining at the type locality but probably occurs elsewhere.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in small temporary streams, in which it breeds, near swamps at the edge of riparian forests.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to deforestation arising from mining. Pollution from the mining industry is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is not within a protected area. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat is needed, in particular the creation of a protected area is necessary. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Citation: Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Luciana Barreto Nascimento. 2004. Proceratophrys palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57306A11615921. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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