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Brachycephalus izecksohni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BRACHYCEPHALIDAE

Scientific Name: Brachycephalus izecksohni
Species Authority: Ribeiro, Alves, Haddad and Dos Reis, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, at around 1,300m asl on Pico Torre da Prata, between the municipalities of Guaratuba and Paranaguá in Paraná State, Brazil. The limits of its distribution are not yet known.
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in thick leaf-litter in Atlantic forest, where it is active by day, with the males calling from exposed positions in the leaf-litter. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by the substantial deforestation and fragmentation that the Atlantic forest has been subject to due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Simon Stuart 2006. Brachycephalus izecksohni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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