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Epicrionops parkeri
family: Rhinatrematidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from two localities on the northern part of the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes in Antioquia Department: Medellin, and Vereda El Jardin in the municipality of Amalfi. It has been recorded from around 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is presumably associated with montane cloud forests. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development. A larva was collected recently.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from two specimens, one from each locality.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of this species' genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation

Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Epicrionops parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59644A11975333. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59644A11975333.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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