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Oreophrynella vasquezi
family: Bufonidae
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: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to the summit of Ilú-tepui (05° 25'N; 60° 58'W), in Bolívar State, Venezuela, where it has been recorded from 2,450-2,650m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A diurnal, high-montane toad found in tepui habitats. It breeds by direct development, and lays its eggs under rocks.

Population

The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Although there are no current major threats, the restricted range of this species makes it more vulnerable to threatening processes, such as wildfire.

Conservation Actions

It most likely occurs within Parque Nacional Canaima. Close population monitoring of this species is required, particularly since it is known only from a single location.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Oreophrynella vasquezi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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