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Plectrohyla bistincta
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 occurs at high elevations in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, from Durango and adjacent Sinaloa southward to Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca, and to the east in the central Volcanic Belt to Hidalgo and Puebla.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs only at high elevations in pine-oak and pine-fir forests and in the associated streams. It is a stream breeding amphibian.

Population

It is a common species within appropriate habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Disturbance, clearance and modification of the species' habitat is the main threat. Chytridiomycosis might be a future threat, as it is a high-elevation, stream dweller, and declines due to the disease have already been detected amongst other species of this genus elsewhere.

Conservation Actions

Protection and restoration of the degraded forest areas is recommended. The species' range includes a few protected areas, but these need restoration and better management at present. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Plectrohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005). This form is a complex of more than one species that needs taxonomic revision.

Citation

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Plectrohyla bistincta. In: IUCN 2014

 

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