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Duellmanohyla schmidtorum
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from extreme eastern Oaxaca (Chimalapas) and extreme south-western Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent Guatemala.

Habitat and Ecology

This species only inhabits montane cloud forest from moderate to high elevations in almost pristine environments. It is presumed to breed in streams.

Population

It is not very common.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to deforestation and infrastructure development. However, chytridiomycosis is also a potential threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Reserva de la Biósfera El Triunfo. There is a need for close population monitoring, particularly if chytrid is shown to represent a genuine threat. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Antonio Muñoz Alonso 2004. Duellmanohyla schmidtorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55312A11288835. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55312A11288835.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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