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Charadrahyla trux
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found only on the slopes of Cerro Teótepec, in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in Guerrero, Mexico, at 1,760-2,415m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits pine-oak and bamboo-tree fern forests. It is commonly found associated with cascading mountain streams where it breeds.

Population

This is a rare species. Recent attempts to locate it have been unsuccessful, suggesting a population decline, and it might even be extinct.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

It has possibly been impacted by chytridiomycosis. In addition, the transformation of the forests along the transect between Filo de Caballo and Atoyac to open agricultural lands and farmlands is having a detrimental impact on the remaining habitat of this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas. While additional survey work is urgently needed to determine whether or not this species is still extant in its natural range, a program to protect the forest areas surrounding the Cerro Teótepec is also recommended. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Taxonomic Notes

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

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Charadrahyla trux. In: IUCN 2014

 

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