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Rhinella gallardoi
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in Jujuy, Ledesma and Calilegua in Argentina from 1,000-1,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is restricted to montane forests (Yungas). It occurs on the ground and reproduces in slow-flowing streams where the larvae also develop. Its tolerance to habitat disturbance is not known.

Population

It is a rare species, but it is nevertheless recorded on a regular basis.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The main threats include selective logging and clear cutting of primary forests, the introduction of predatory fish (trout), and the alteration of watersheds.

Conservation Actions

Some populations are protected in Parque Nacional Calilegua, which was created to preserve a representative part of the Yungas forest. Strengthened protection of this reserve, and expanded protection of other remaining habitat, is recommended.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Restricted to a small portion of the montane forests of northwestern Argentina. Habitat degradation and destruction ongoing.

Citation

Esteban Lavilla 2004. Rhinella gallardoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54646A11180796. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54646A11180796.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018

 

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