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Megastomatohyla nubicola
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 from two threat defined locations: one in central Veracruz, Mexico, in the Huatusco region, at around 1,325 m asl, and two in the Sierra Negra in southern Puebla at 1,124 m asl (Canseco-Márquez et al. in prep.). Its extent of occurrence is 1,300 km

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forest and breeds by larval development in streams.

Population

This is a rare species whose population is severely fragmented and due to ongoing habitat loss is decreasing.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The main threat is the transformation of cloud forest fragments to both arable and pastoral agricultural land. In the state of Veracruz this is particularly prevalent.

Conservation Actions

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Taxonomic Notes

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

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Megastomatohyla nubicola. In: IUCN 2014

 

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