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Craugastor saltuarius

Subgenus: Campbellius
family: Craugastoridae
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: Honduras

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found in Cerro Bufalo in the Dept. of Atlantida and MontaƱa La Fortuna in the Department of Yoro, Honduras, at elevations of 1,550-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in leaf-litter in lower montane wet forest. Breeding takes place by direct development.

Population

Although always rare, the species is now in precipitous decline. Visits to the sites, both in 1995 and 1996, failed to turn up any individuals.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat destruction caused by subsistence agriculture and landslides are the major threats. However, these threats do not account for its decline in pristine habitats. Rather, its disappearance is likely to be as a result of disease (such as chytridiomycosis), although it is perhaps surprising for this to be the case in such a species since it is not associated with streams.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs in Parque Nacional Pico Bonito and in the Reserva de Vida Silvestre Texiguat. Further survey work is required to determine the population status of this species and the reasons for its decline in pristine habitat. If disease is shown to be a major threat, then surviving individuals might need to form the basis for the establishment of an ex-situ population.

Taxonomic Notes

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

Citation

Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson 2004. Craugastor saltuarius. In: IUCN 2014

 

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