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Telmatobius edaphonastes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA TELMATOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Telmatobius edaphonastes
Species Authority: De la Riva, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Bolivian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the slopes of the Bolivian Andes, at La Siberia, on the border between the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, and from Sehuencas in Parque Nacional Carrasco. It has been found at approximately 2,600m asl, though it presumably has a broader elevational range than this, and may also occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and inhabits cloud forest and mountain streams, though its adaptability to altered habitats is not known. It presumably breeds in streams by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is likely to be adversely affected by ongoing habitat loss and degradation taking place mainly due to agriculture, logging, and human settlement. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco and possibly also in Parque Nacional Amboro.

Citation: Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius edaphonastes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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