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Bromeliohyla dendroscarta
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found on the Atlantic slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental and associated ranges in Mexico. It is also found in central Veracruz and northern Oaxaca in Mexico. It occurs from 450-1,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits cloud forest habitats. It breeds and takes refuge in bromeliads.

Population

This has always been an uncommon species, but it appears to have gone into serious decline, and has not been recorded since 1974. Recent surveys to locate it have been unsuccessful, and it might now be extinct.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species has disappeared in suitable habitat, probably due to chytridiomycosis. Deforestation and alteration of the cloud forest are probably also major threats, as it requires bromeliads in mature trees to survive.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected area. Additional survey work is urgently needed to determine whether or not this species is still extant in its natural range. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Bromeliohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Bromeliohyla dendroscarta. In: IUCN 2014

 

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