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Centrolene venezuelense
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
 
Species Description: Rivero 1968 described it as a subspecies of C. buckleyi but Myers and Donnelly raised it to species level; Myers, C.W. and Donnelly, M.A. 1997. A tepui herpetofauna on a granitic mountain (Tamacuari) in the borderland between Venezuela and Brazil: report from the Phipps Tapirapeco expedition. American Museum Novitates: 1-71.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Andean Venezuelan states of Táchira, Mérida and Trujillo. It has been recorded between 2,100 and 3,050m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits montane cloud forests, where it lives along cascading and other lotic watercourses, usually on overhanging vegetation. Like Centrolene buckleyi, it can probably survive in areas with heavy human impact.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Agriculture, crops and livestock, as well as flooding, might be impacting this species, but it is probably adaptable and not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several National Parks along the Venezuelan Cordillera de Mérida.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was originally described as a subspecies of Centrolene buckleyi (Rivero, 1968). Myers and Donnelly (1997) elevated it to species status, due to the long distance between the type locality in Ecuador and Venezuela. However J.D. Lynch (pers. comm.) considers that it is not justified to differentiate C. venezuelense from C. buckleyi. On the other hand, E. La Marca (pers. comm.) considers that C. venezuelense is not a synonym of C. buckleyi, and notes that C. Señaris is in the process of redescribing the species. We retain C. venezuelense as a separate species, pending resolution of this issue.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, John Lynch 2004. Centrolene venezuelense. In: IUCN 2014

 

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