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Atelopus vogli
family: Bufonidae
 
Species Description: Loetters S, La Marca E, Vences M 2004 Redescriptions of two toad species of the genus Atelopus from coastal Venezuela. Copeia 2004:222-234
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Extinct (EX)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status Extinct
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of "Schluch Las Peñas (600m), unweit von Maracay". This area is now believed to be Pozo del Diablo en las cabeceras del Río Güey, on the southern versant of the Cordillera de la Costa, State of Aragua, Venezuela at 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The original habitat at the type locality, semi-deciduous humid forest, has been drastically modified by repeated clearing and burning, and only a savannah-like environment remains. Details from the collection series suggest that the species congregated for breeding in small streams.

Population

This species is known only from the type series collected by C. Vogel in 1933. Extensive searches in recent years have failed to find any animals, and the species is now believed to be extinct.

Population Trend

Major Threats

The species is believed to have become extinct following the extensive conversion of its habitat to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions

This species has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was recently recognized as distinct from Atelopus cruciger by Lötters, La Marca and Vences (2004).

Citation

Stefan Lötters, Enrique La Marca, Miguel Vences 2004. Atelopus vogli. In: IUCN 2014

 

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