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Ceuthomantis duellmani
family: Ceuthomantidae
 
Species Description: Barrio-Amoros CL 2010 A new Ceuthomantis (Anura: Terrarana: Ceuthomantidae) from Sarisarinama Tepui, southern Venezuela. Herpetologica 66:172-181.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

It is known from three different campsites within the Sarisariñama tepui in Bolivar State, southeastern Venezuela (Barrio-Amorós 2010). Its altitudinal range is between 1,100 - 1,375 m asl and based on its area polygon its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be approximately 546 km2 (C.L. Barrio-Amorós pers. comm. May 2011). Further survey efforts are needed to fully understand this species' distribution, including areas in between known sites, although it is presumed to occur in Jaua and Guanacoco, two neighbouring tepuis (C.L. Barrio-Amorós pers. comm. May 2011).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in small montane primary forests completely covered by moss and other epiphytic plants (Barrio-Amorós 2010). Individuals were difficult to locate as they were calling from concealed sites under the ground or hidden inside roots and holes of trees after rain during daytime (Barrio-Amorós 2010). As with other congeners, this species is presumed to breed by direct development (C.L. Barrio-Amorós pers.comm. May 2011).

Population

This species is abundant in the Sarisariñama tepui (Barrio-Amorós 2010).

 

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

There have been no major threats observed to this species (C.L. Barrio-Amorós pers.comm. May 2011). 

 

Conservation Actions

Sarisariñama tepui is within the Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park (C.L. Barrio-Amorós pers. comm. May 2011). More information is needed on this species' distribution, population size and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern given that, even though it is only known from Sarisariñama tepui, this tepui is remote, it is within the protected area of  Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park, and there are no known threats to this species at this time.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously reported as Pristimantis cf. cavernibardus (Barrio-Amorós 2010).

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2012. Ceuthomantis duellmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T196452A2458459. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T196452A2458459.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018

 

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