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Phrynomedusa appendiculata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality (São Bento), Novo Horizonte, Lauro Muller in Santa Catarina State, and Serra de Araracuara, Guaratuba, in Parana State, southern Brazil, at approximately 800-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurred on vegetation near forest streams in rainforest, laying eggs on vegetation overhanging the streams in which the larvae developed.

Population

Once somewhat common in areas where it occurred, it has not been seen since 1970 despite repeated searches. The reasons for the decline are unknown.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The habitat in the localities where the species occurred is relatively intact. Its disappearance from apparently suitable habitat is reminiscent of that of other high-altitude frogs in the wet tropics, and chytridiomycosis cannot be ruled out as being the causative agent.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas. Research to determine its population status and distribution, and actions to protect the original habitat, are needed.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was resurrected from the synonymy of Phrynomedusa fimbriata by Cruz (1985).

Citation

Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Débora Silvano 2004. Phrynomedusa appendiculata. In: IUCN 2013

 

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