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Atelopus monohernandezii
family: Bufonidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 found in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce, Río Cañaverales, Santander Department, Colombia, at 1,700-2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of cloud forest, with breeding and larval development taking place in streams. It tolerates disturbed forest.

Population

During the course of multiple visits undertaken in 1979-1982, this species was found to be common. There have been no subsequent surveys for the species, with the exception of one survey in 1992 when this species was not recorded, suggesting a serious decrease.

Population Trend

Decreasing

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

It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status of this species. Given the threat of chytridiomycosis, successful conservation measures will probably need to include the maintenance of any surviving individuals in captivity.

Citation

María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz 2004. Atelopus monohernandezii. In: IUCN 2013

 

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