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Telmatobius sibiricus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA TELMATOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Telmatobius sibiricus
Species Authority: De la Riva and Harvey, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(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 because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is 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 two localities in the La Siberia region of the Bolivian Andes in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, from 2,000-2,900m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: It is a fairly common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane cloud forest, and is found near small rivers and in roadside ditches. It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and breeds in streams. It is able to tolerate some level of habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are habitat loss and degradation, due to agriculture and timber extraction, and water pollution. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco and Parque Nacional Amboro. This species requires careful population monitoring, particularly given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Citation: Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius sibiricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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