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Niceforonia adenobrachia
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to Colombia. This species was previously only known from its type locality which occurs in the vicinity of Albania, in the municipality of Herveo, Tolima Department, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia. However, it is now also known from two additional localities; one on the border of Caldas Department, eastern flank of the Central Andes of Colombia (Romero-Garcia et al. 2015) and another in El Porvenir, municipio de Córdoba, departamento de Quindío, Colombia (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016). Its altitudinal range occurs between 3,100–3,872 m asl, and its EOO is 2, 213 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This leaf-litter species occurs under rocks, logs and moss, and within tufts of grass in sub-páramo and páramo areas. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.

Population

This is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Major threats include habitat destruction and degradation due to the conversion of habitat to pastureland for cattle grazing and agriculture activities throughout its range. A large mining project is planned in the central part of its distribution (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016) and it is also occurring with a lesser extension in the northern part of the range.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has been recorded in Parque Nacional Natural de los Nevados. 

Conservation Needed
Habitat protection is a very high conservation priority. 

Research Needed
Further research in population trends, ecology and distribution are recommended for the species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,213 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to the conversion of habitat to pastureland for cattle grazing and agriculture activities throughout its range. Also, a large mining project is planned in the central part of its distribution (Buitrago-Gonzalez et al. 2016) and it is occurring with a lesser extension in the northern part of the range.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Niceforonia adenobrachia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57198A85894745. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T57198A85894745.en

 

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