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Hyloxalus pinguis
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality on the western slope of the central Andes, in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,995m asl. It is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in the lowest vegetation stratum of cloud forests. There is no information regarding its breeding habits or its adaptability to habitat disturbance, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Puracé. Taxonomic research is needed to determine whether or not this is a valid species (it is probably a synonym of Colostethus pulchellus).

Taxonomic Notes

This species is probably a synonym of Hyloxalus pulchellus (Grant pers. comm.).

Citation

Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Hyloxalus pinguis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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