Nannophryne apolobambica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Nannophryne apolobambica (De la Riva, Ríos and Aparicio, 2005)
Bufo apolobambicus De la Riva, Ríos and Aparicio, 2005
Nannophryne apolobambicus De la Riva, Ríos & Aparicio, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ignacio De La Riva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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 vicinity of the type locality, at 2,820m asl, at Laitique on the banks of the river Pelechuco, around five hours walk downstream from the village of Pelechuco towards Apolo, in Franz Tamayo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia. It is also likely to occur in other areas of the Cordillera de Apolobamba, including nearby Peru.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is known from a steep area in the upper reaches of the cloud forest. Active individuals were found during the day and night on the forest floor and paths. This species is presumed to be a larval developer.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by heavy subsistence agriculture, cattle grazing, and timber collection for house construction and firewood, which has reduced much nearby habitat to secondary forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known localities for this species are within the Area Natural de Manejo Integrado Nacional Apolobamba, and Parque Nacional Madidi.

Citation: Ignacio De La Riva. 2006. Nannophryne apolobambica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61749A12553926. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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