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Craugastor omoaensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Craugastor
Higher classification  Craugastor
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Craugastoridae
Scientific name  Craugastor omoaensis
Rank  Species
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Craugastor omoaensis is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is endemic to Honduras and also is one of 13 species of amphibians and reptiles that are endemic to the Sierra de Omoa. It is known from only 24 specimens studied. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers.

Conservation Status

In a 2004 assessment, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) categorised the frog as Critically Endangered on the Red List after meeting the criteria set out by the 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. since 1996 there has been an almost complete disappearance of the frog; the causes being attributed to habitat loss and chytridiomycosis. Its habit (as of 2004) measured 100km2 and it is possible the species is now extinct.

References

Craugastor omoaensis Wikipedia


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