Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from Agua del Obispo, central Guerrero, Mexico.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype; Paratype for Eleutherodactylus dixoni
Catalog Number: USNM 139730
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1941
Locality: Agua del Obispo, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Taylor, E. H. 1943. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 29 (part II) (8): 351.; Paratype: Lynch, J. D. 1991. Copeia. 1991 (4): 1138.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits a small area of pine-oak forest at moderate elevations. Individuals are frequently found perched on the branches of trees from which they usually call. It breeds by direct development.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
CR
Critically Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Mrquez

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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Population

Population
This is a rare species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The primary threat is habitat loss and degradation, as the forested areas surrounding Agua del Obispo have been severely disturbed or transformed by human activities.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and an urgent programme of protection and restoration of the Agua del Obispo area is required. Further survey work to evaluate the population status of this species is also necessary. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
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Wikipedia

Eleutherodactylus dixoni

Eleutherodactylus dixoni is a species of frog in the Eleutherodactylidae family. It is endemic to Mexico.[1] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Eleutherodactylus albolabris (Taylor, 1943)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 


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