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Megastomatohyla mixomaculata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 known only from the Coscomatepec region in central Veracruz, Mexico, at altitudes of 900-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is highly associated with epiphytic plants in cloud forest, but breeds in temporary streams.

Population

It is a rare species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to the conversion of original forest cover to agricultural land, especially coffee plantations.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species is not within any protected area, and protection and restoration of cloud forest remnants is extremely urgent. Survey work is necessary to establish its current population status. It 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 Megastomatohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Megastomatohyla mixomaculata. In: IUCN 2014

 

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