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Eleutherodactylus angustidigitorum

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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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: Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Historically, this species ranged in a wide area in Michoacán, Mexico, but it is now restricted to north-western and central Michoacán at around 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits pine-oak forest. It is clearly a terrestrial species that prefers to live under stones and on the ground. It breeds by direct development.

Population

There is no information regarding the population status of this species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to logging and infrastructure development for human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It is not recorded from any protected areas, but might occur in Parque Nacional Pico de Tancitaro. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur. Further survey work is also needed to determine the current population status of the species. 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 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat and the number of locations in which it is found.

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus angustidigitorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56419A11474237. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56419A11474237.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018

 

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