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Ecnomiohyla miotympanum
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Atlantic slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental from central Nuevo Leon to central Veracruz, Mexico. Other allopatric populations occur in southern Veracruz, north-central Oaxaca and northern Chiapas, Mexico. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forest, and is frequently associated with bromeliads or elephant-ear plants. It can sometimes be found on the ground, in bushes, or on small plants. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.

Population

This is a fairly common species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

A major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation arising from agricultural development and logging. Local people also consume it and it has been observed to be common in the local trade in Jalapa.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes at least three protected areas, but further protection of the cloud forest fragments in Mexico is needed.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Ecnomiohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005). This form is probably a complex of more than one species.

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Ecnomiohyla miotympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55566A11332756. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55566A11332756.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018

 

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