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Aplastodiscus weygoldti
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the vicinity of Santa Tereza Municipality, in the state of Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, at 650m asl, and from a newly discovered locality, Fazenda Palmeira, in Itapebi Municipality in the state of Bahia.

Habitat and Ecology

It is restricted to forest, including secondary forests, and can tolerate a degree of disturbance, but it is not found in open or severely degraded areas. It is usually found on vegetation near water, and breeds in forest streams.

Population

It is common at the type locality, and there have been some recent collections there.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Estação Biológica de Santa Lucia and the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Aplastodiscus weygoldti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55695A11343557. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55695A11343557.en .Downloaded on 22 November 2018

 

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