Colostethus cevallosi

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae

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Colostethus cevallosi

Colostethus cevallosi is a chordate, or more specifically an amphibian, in the Dendrobatidae family.

Colostethus cevallosi is classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Colostethus cevallosi's population trend was decreasing at last assessment, meaning its numbers are declining in the wild.

Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Colostethus cevallosi is Rivero, 1991 (IUCN Red List).

Country Distribution: Colostethus cevallosi is found in the following countries:
    Ecuador, Peru?
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Colostethus cevallosi: Terrestrial; Freshwater (IUCN Red List).

Major Habitat(s): 1.6 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist 1.9 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane 5.1 Wetland - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (IUCN Red List).

Range: This species is known from the eastern side of the Andes, in Ecuador, in two general areas: four localities between 480 and 970m asl in Pastaza Province in central Ecuador, and Centro Shuar Yawi, at 920 - 1,040m asl, in Zamora Chinchipe Province in south-eastern Ecuador. Records from Peru require confirmation. (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Colostethus cevallosi is listed as EN B1ab(iii)    ver 3.1 (2001) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Colostethus cevallosi's status was assessed in 2004 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Colostethus cevallosi's Red List status was evaluated by Coloma, L.A., Almeida, D., Nogales, F., Almandriz, A., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Jungfer, K.-H. & Ron, S. (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Colostethus cevallosi is listed by IUCN as Stuart, S., Chanson, J., Cox, N. & Young, B. (Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Colostethus cevallosi is listed by IUCN for the following: Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Amazonian foothills of the Andes in Ecuador (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Colostethus cevallosi:

Citations listed by IUCN

Almendariz, A. 1991. Anfibios y reptiles. Revista Inform. Tecnico Cientifico Politecnica 16: 89-162.

Amphibian Data. For additional documentation about utilization and CITES status, click on the Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA) link above to see the GAA account for this species or alternatively follow this link to the search function on the Global Amphibian Assessment web site and run your own search.

Coloma, L.A. 1995. Ecuadorian frogs of the genus Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae). University of Kansas Natural History Museum Miscellaneous Publication 87: 1-72.

Rivero, J.A. 1991. New Ecuadorean Colostethus (Amphibia, Dendrobaitdae) in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Caribbean Journal of Science 27(1-2): 1-22.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Colostethus cevallosi (IUCN Red List).

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