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Alsodes verrucosus
family: Alsodidae

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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: Argentina, Chile

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from two localities in Andean Chile: Cautin (at a latitude of 38° 50'S), and Puyehue. Published records from Isla Wellington (at a latitude of 50° 00'S, Diaz and Nunez 1988) do not refer to this species. It has been recorded from altitudes of 500-1,000m asl. It is possible that Argentinean populations of Alsodes from the forests of Neuquén and Río Negro Provinces might belong to A. verrucosus, although until this can be verified these populations have not been included in attempts to map its range.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs under logs and near damp areas in temperate Nothofagus forest, and reproduces by larval development in cold deep streams.

Population

The population status of this species is not well known. Five adults were collected in Puyehue during 2001.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Deforestation due to logging is a major threat. Argentinean populations possibly referable to this species are threatened by introductions of predatory trout.

Conservation Actions

This species is known to occur in Parque Nacional Puyehue. There is a need to determine whether or not Argentinian populations of Alsodes from the forests of Neuquén and Río Negro Provinces are referable to this species.

Citation

Herman Núñez, Alberto Veloso, Jose Núñez, Ramón Formas, Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla 2010. Alsodes verrucosus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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