|Scientific Name:||Lithobates pueblae|
|Species Authority:||(Zweifel, 1955)|
Rana pueblae Zweifel, 1955
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela|
|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 100km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are only known from a single location, and there has been a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals, in northern Puebla.
|Range Description:||This Mexican endemic is known only from the northern state of Puebla, in the vicinity of Huauchinango city and adjacent Río Necaxa.|
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|Population:||This species has not been seen since it was first collected almost 50 years ago. Several recent field surveys in the Huauchinango area reported no individuals of this frog, and it is probably extinct.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The main habitat in Río Necaxa, and the surroundings of Huauchinango, is pine and pine-oak forest. This frog is highly associated with permanent river systems where it breeds.|
|Major Threat(s):||The disappearance of these permanent rivers has contributed to its decline, and perhaps extinction, and the damming of the Nexaca River for hydroelectric power, in particular, is believed to have affected this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is not known to occur in any protected areas. An extensive search within the known range of this species is needed to determine whether or not it still survives. It is listed as "Endangered" by the Mexican government.|
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Webb, R.G. 1988. Frogs of the Rana tarahumarae group in eastern Mexico. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech. University: 1-15.
|Citation:||Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Lithobates pueblae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.|
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