Taxonomy

Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae Anomaloglossus Anomaloglossus atopoglossus
Taxonomic notes: This species is similar to Anomaloglossus lacrimosus according to Grant, Humphrey and Myers (1997).

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Geographic Range

This species is known only from the type locality, El Boqueronin, in the Serrania de los Paraguas, in Valle del Cauca Department on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, between 1,800 and 2,260m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.

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Population

It is a locally abundant species, but was not recorded during surveys undertaken in 1997, and its current population status is uncertain.

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Habitat

It occurs under rocks next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, though the larvae are presumably carried to streams to develop.

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Use Trade

There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

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Threats

Habitat degradation caused by expansion of agriculture, water pollution, fumigation of illegal crops and timber extraction are all potential threats to this species' habitat.

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Specific Threats

  • 2.1.2 Small-holder farming
  • 5.3.4 Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest]
  • 2.3.2 Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming
  • 5.3.3 Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest]
  • 9.3.4 Type Unknown/Unrecorded

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Conservation Actions

The type locality is not within a protected area. More research into the species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

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Specific Actions

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    Red List Rationale

    Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

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    Bibliography

    • Grant, T., Humphrey, E.C. and Myers, C.W. 1997. The median lingual process of frogs: a bizarre character of Old World ranoids discovered in South American dendrobatids. American Museum Novitates 3212: 1-40.
    • Lynch, J.D. and Grant, T. 1998. Dying frogs in western Colombia: catastrophe or trivial observation? Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales: 149-152.

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