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Geobatrachus walkeri
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the north-western and western slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena, northern Colombia, from 1,550-2,870m asl. It may occur more widely than current records suggest, but is likely to be restricted to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Habitat and Ecology

It is both nocturnal and diurnal, and appears to be confined to forest where it occurs under rocks and logs (which is also where it lays its eggs). Breeding is by direct development.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and destruction due to agriculture.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Citation

Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Geobatrachus walkeri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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