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Rhinella nicefori
family: Bufonidae
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: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, "El Chaquiro, [department of] Antioquia, Colombia" (amended to "Hacienda Palmas, El Chaquiro, Antioquia Department, Colombia, 2,670m elevation"), and from nearby locations.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in high-altitude grassland, and has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is a common species within its relatively small range.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The main threat is habitat loss due to expanding pastures for cattle grazing. Climate change may be a threat in the future.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, such that habitat protection remains the most urgent conservation action required. Further survey work is needed to determine whether it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Citation

Wilmar BolĂ­var, John Lynch 2004. Rhinella nicefori. In: IUCN 2014

 

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