Gastrotheca zeugocystis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hemiphractidae

Scientific Name: Gastrotheca zeugocystis Duellman, Lehr, Rodriguez and von May, 2004
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Cordillera de Carpish, at 2,920m asl, in the Provincia de Huánuco, an outlier of the Cordillera Oriental of the Peruvian Andes. It is not known whether or not it occurs more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of the species, and it is known from only two specimens.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The only known specimens were found under leaves and under a piece of wood in cloud forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is deforestation due to agricultural expansion and firewood collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no protected areas in place, making habitat protection and management an urgently needed conservation action. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and current population status of this species.

Citation: Simon Stuart. 2006. Gastrotheca zeugocystis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61826A12564193. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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