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Mucubatrachus thyellus
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 thyellus is found almost exclusively in Páramo El Batallón, state of Táchira, Venezuela, between 2900 and 3800 masl. The type locality is found within a protected area [Juan Pablo Peñaloza National Park (ca 8 10’48’’ N, 71 54’08’’ W, 3125 masl), municipality of Guaraque, state of Mérida, close to the boundary with the state of Táchira, Venezuela] (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of this species can be found in shrubby páramo habitat, under rocks, on top of relatively moist soil. One individual was found close to a clutch of ca 20 x 15 cm, which contained 34 cream-yellowish eggs laid in a single egg mass (La Marca, 2007).

Population

No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is found within the Juan Pablo Peñaloza National Park (La Marca, 2007).

Taxonomic Notes

La Marca (2007) erected the genus Mucubatrachus to accommodate species that have a dermal fold posterior to the urostyle and before the cloaca. Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Mucubatrachus in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis thyellus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (La Marca, 2007).

Citation

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

 

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