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Batrachyla leptopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BATRACHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Batrachyla leptopus
Species Authority: Bell, 1843
Common Name(s):
English Grey Wood Frog, Gray Wood Frog
Synonym(s):
Hylodes brevipes Philippi, 1902
Hylodes cardioglossa Philippi, 1902
Hylodes chonotica Philippi, 1902
Hylodes fitzingeri Philippi, 1902
Hylodes gracilis Philippi, 1902
Hylodes granulatus Philippi, 1902
Hylodes stenocephala Philippi, 1902

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-17
Assessor(s): Carmen Úbeda, Ramón Formas, Helen Díaz-Paéz, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the austral temperate forests of Chile and Argentina. It is distributed from Concepción (36° 47'S) to Coihaique (45° 33'S). It has an altitudinal range of 50-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Chile
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in pristine habitats. There are large populations of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is widely distributed in Nothofagus forest with Mediterranean or oceanic influences; humid temperate forests; bogs, marshes and wetlands surrounded by forest; shores of ponds and lakes surrounded with swamps. It may be found under logs; males calls from crevices under moss close to streams. Eggs are deposited under logs or moss; following rain the egg deposition site becomes flooded and larvae develop in the floodwater. It tolerates some deforestation.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some habitat destruction and degradation including exotic tree plantations and human settlements, mainly in the north part of the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas. Legislation to preserve the Nothofagus forest habitat is needed.

Citation: Carmen Úbeda, Ramón Formas, Helen Díaz-Paéz, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso 2010. Batrachyla leptopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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