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Atelopus pedimarmoratus
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality: San Isidro, Municipio de Ubala, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia, at 2,600-3,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of cloud forest, with breeding and larval development taking place in streams.

Population

There have been no reports of this species since its original description in 1963, but there appear to have been no attempts to relocate it.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The major threat is likely to be chytridiomycosis, leading to a catastrophic population decline, as has occurred in many other montane species of Atelopus. Habitat destruction due to potato farming is also a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

The species has not been recorded from any protected area, although it might occur in the Reserva Forestal Protectora El Predio Río Sucio, in the Municipio de Gachalá. Survey work is necessary to determine the current population status of the species. In view of the threat of chytridiomycosis, surviving individuals might need to be taken into captivity.

Taxonomic Notes

Lötters (1996), suggested that the Cauca localities (by Cochran and Goin 1970) were doubtful on geographic grounds.

Citation

Jose Vicente Rueda, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Ruth Adriana Maldonado-Silva, Enrique La Marca 2004. Atelopus pedimarmoratus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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