Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in southern Aguascalientes and extreme north-western Jalisco, Mexico, at elevations between 1,800 and 1,900m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs only in flooded grasslands, and breeds in temporary and permanent pools.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

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

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos

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

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southern Agusacalientes and extreme northwestern Jalisco, Mexico.

History
  • 2004
    Endangered
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Population

Population
It is a rare species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The transformation of the original grassland habitat into agricultural land, and the subsequent pollution from pesticides, are major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It does not occur within any protected areas, and urgent protection of the original habitat of this species is required (especially in Aguascalientes where only a small area of suitable habitat remains). This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
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Wikipedia

Smilisca dentata

The upland burrowing tree frog, Smilisca dentata, is a species of frog in the Hylidae family endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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