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Mucubatrachus culatensis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
 
Species Description: La Marca E 2007 Sinopsis taxonomica de dos generos nuevos de anfibios (Anura: Leptodactylidae) de los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 3:67-87.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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

Pristimantis culatensis is known from Páramo La Culata (8 44’33’ ’N, 71 04’20’’ W, 2870-2900 masl) and Páramo Los Conejos, above Monte Zerpa, Municipality of Libertador, Mérida state, Venezuela (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species lives in páramo ecosystems and the upper limit of cloud forests close to the city of Mérida, Venezuela. In Páramo Los Conejos the species can be found under rocks, especially under rock walls; here it is found in sympatry with Pristimantis briceni. In Páramo la Culata individuals have been found to live in disturbed areas, under rocks, where they have been found together with Atelopus oxyrhynchus and Pristimantis briceni (La Marca, 2007).

Population

No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Some populations are affected by agriculture. Occasional man-made fires may constitute a potential threat to this species (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

Most populations are found within Sierra de La Culata National Park (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Taxonomic Notes

The genus Mucubatrachus was recently proposed by La Marca (2007). Hedges et al. (2008), however, placed Mucubatrachus in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis culatensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters (La Marca, 2007).

Citation

Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis culatensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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