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Craugastor decoratus

Subgenus: Hylactophryne
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 in southern Tamaulipas, southern San Luis Potosi and adjacent north Querétaro, and northern Hidalgo to central Veracruz and adjacent northern Puebla, Mexico. The species is known to occur between 580-1,798 m asl (Nieto Montes de Oca and Pérez Ramos, 1998).

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits montane cloud forest and several individuals have been found on trees and bushes in cultivated land, suggesting that it is tolerant of a degree of habitat modification. It breeds by direct development.

Population

This is a rare species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to logging, as well as some agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes the El Cido Biosphere Reserve and Parque Nacional Cofre de Perote. Improved protection of the montane forests along the Huasteca region in Mexico is needed. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2010. Craugastor decoratus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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