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Atelognathus reverberii
family: Batrachylidae
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: Argentina

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from five lagoons on the Somuncura Plateau, an isolated basaltic plateau in Río Negro Province, Argentinean Patagonia, at an altitude of 1,000-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits steppe tablelands that contain a number of temporary shallow lagoons scattered over the volcanic plateau. Breeding takes place in permanent pools. It is not present in modified habitats.

Population

It is a rare species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

It is threatened by eutrophication of its aquatic habitat, and the trampling of the shallow ponds by livestock (sheep and goats).

Conservation Actions

The entire population of this species is included within the Somuncura Provincial Reserve; however, this Reserve requires better management, since it affords no real protection for the area. Further surveys are needed throughout the Somuncura Plateau area to better establish the population status of this species.

Citation

Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso 2004. Atelognathus reverberii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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