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Mucubatrachus flabellidiscus
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.

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Pristimantis flabellidiscus is currently only known from its type locality, Los Aranguren (ca 8 35’59’’ N, 70 55’28’ ’W, 2860 masl), south slope of the Sierra Nevada National Park, municipality of Rangel, Mérida state, Venezuela (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of this species have been found during the day, under small rocks close to human habitation or close to a stream in the subpáramo ecosystem. At time of encounter air temperatures varied between 6 C and 10 C (La Marca, 2007).

Population

No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known to occur in the Sierra Nevada National Park.

Taxonomic Notes

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

Citation

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

 

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