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Telmatobius hauthali

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA TELMATOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Telmatobius hauthali
Species Authority: Koslowsky, 1895

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Esteban Lavilla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location, with an area of occupancy of less than 20 km2

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of "la cordillera de Catamarca en el arroyo `Aguas Calientes' (4,020m asl) en las inmediaciones de Cazadero Grande", Catamarca, in north-western Argentina.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina
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Population [top]

Population: It is common within its restricted range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an aquatic species known only from a single thermal spring of about 5km in length. Breeding takes place in the stream and the species does not occur in modified habitats.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is potentially threatened by the use of the stream as a watering point for passing livestock, and the removal of vegetation from the area for firewood, but at present these threats appear to be minor, and no decline has been noted. Chytridiomycosis also is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not present in any protected areas, and there might be a need for improved habitat protection at the type locality. The species is in need of close population monitoring given its very limited range and the potential threat of chytridiomycosis..

Citation: Esteban Lavilla 2004. Telmatobius hauthali. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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