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Alsodes igneus
family: Alsodidae
 
Species Description: Cuevas CC, Formas JR 2005 A new frog of the genus Alsodes (Leptodactylidae) from the Tolhuaca National Park, Andes Range, southern Chile. Amphibia-Reptilia 26:39-48

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is currently known only from the type locality on the western slopes of the Andes, at the border of Malleco Lake in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca, around 66km north-east of Victoria City in Malleco Province, southern Chile. The type locality is at 920m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Adults of this species were found at the edge of a small stream in Nothofagus woodland. Larvae were found among rocks within the stream. The area is covered by snow between July and September.

Population

No information is currently available.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not well known, but a major forest fire was averted from the type locality in the summer of 2000.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is just inside Parque Nacional Tolhuaca.

Citation

Alberto Veloso 2006. Alsodes igneus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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