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Stefania ackawaio
family: Hemiphractidae
Taxonomic Notes: Kok et al. 2012 Curr Biol 22: R589-R590 consider this species to be a likely synonym of Stefania roraimae.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality on the northeast plateau of Mount Ayanganna, and from Mount Wokomung, Guyana, between 1,490 and 1,550 m asl (MacCulloch and Lathrop 2002, MacCulloch et al. 2006). It probably has a very restricted range.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a high-elevation forest species. All specimens were collected at night, on leaves or branches, 1-3 m above ground. Females carry the eggs on their back and juveniles develop fully on their mother's back.

Population

It is a relatively uncommon species.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

There are no known threats, and all known localities for this species are in undisturbed, remote areas. Nonetheless, given its small range, it remains vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species is within Kaieteur National Park. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern, although it is presently known from only two locations, these are in remote, undisturbed areas, and there are no known threats at this time.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

Reynolds, R., Hoogmoed, M., MacCulloch, R. & Gaucher, P. 2009. Stefania ackawaio. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T56023A11411851. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T56023A11411851.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018

 

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