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Atelopus galactogaster
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from two localities within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo, in Antioquia Department, on the northern slope of the western Andes, in Colombia, at 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Both of the known localities are within primary forest, but no other information is available on the species' habitat requirements or breeding habits.

Population

This species is known only from ten specimens; however, there has been no recent survey work within its range.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The most serious risk to this species is chytridiomycosis, which has had a devastating impact on other high-altitude species of Atelopus.

Conservation Actions

Both known localities of the species are within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo. Further research into the species' range, ecological requirements, and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside its current known range. Given the likely threat of chytridiomycosis, disease management and captive-breeding programmes might be required.

Citation

Jose Vicente Rueda, Stefan Lötters, John Lynch 2004. Atelopus galactogaster. In: IUCN 2014

 

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