Sign up for our Free email Newsletter
and get all the latest wildlife news!
Choose:

Browse Old Articles


BROCHURE RACK

Critically Endangered Harlequin Frog Rediscovered in Remote Region of Colombia

13/03/2008 14:35:17
March 2008. 14 years after it was last seen, the Carrikeri Harlequin Frog (Atelopus carrikeri) has been rediscovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia. The critically endangered Carrikeri Harelquin frog was rediscovered in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia’s Magdalena department. Colombia is one of the world’s richest countries in amphibian diversity with more than 583 species. Unfortunately, in the past several years, there has been a decline in amphibian populations, especially in higher elevations in Colombia.

 
Atelopus Carrikeri - The rediscovered harlequin frog. © Conservation Leadership Programme.
The Carrikeri Harelquin Frog
The Carrikeri Harelquin frog is native to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia’s Magdalena province. The 5 centimetre long frog lives in the paramo habitat at an attitude of 4,000 metres. This population is unique since it possesses orange markings, which are unusual for this species. Páramo is a neotropical grassland ecosystem found in high elevations between the tree line (About 3,100 metres) and the permanent snow line (about 5,000 metres) and is often dominated by very camp mists. Nearly 57 percent of this ecosystem worldwide is found in Colombia.

The discovery was made by several young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), and the expedition was led by Luis Alberto Rueda, scientist for the Project Atelopus team. In addition to Rueda, who is part of the GECOH (Grupo de Ecofisiología, Comportamiento y Herpetologia) of the University of the Andes, the individuals who are part of the Atelopus team of scientist include: Oswaldo Cortes, Giovanni Chaves, Erika Salazar, Jose Gil, Sergio Pulido, Astrid Nossa, Fabian Tavera, Jenny Gallo, Ximena Villagrán and Nidia Rodriguez members of the Ecodiversidad Colombia Foundation (www.ecodiversidad.org).

Read the comments about this article and leave your own comment

Best Diet Pills In 2016 That Work Fast

On this subject internet page, you'll see my best information, be sure to look over this level of detail.

Posted by: micheal hatrick | 23 Apr 2016 09:26:04

wimpernverlängerung

Should there be an alternate enticing post you can impart next time, I'll be without a doubt sitting tight for it.

Posted by: micheal hatrick | 21 Apr 2016 14:02:38

Watch Latest pakistani talk shows

It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

Posted by: David | 18 Apr 2016 12:16:22

Housing Market News

I appreciate your comments.  Instead of complaints, I feel you sounded realistic.  An enjoyable profession, that like any other, has it's stressful times

Posted by: David | 12 Apr 2016 08:38:56

Jual Toner Printer

You're 1 really dependable weblog author. I am talking about, typically, writers come up with problems and also the data they provide isn't because useful. A person however; all you state writing instruments away. Your own suggestion with regard to using for example had been the very best. This website is ideal!

Posted by: David | 11 Apr 2016 14:13:37

To post a comment you must be logged in.
CLICK HERE TO LOG IN AND POST A COMMENT

New user? Register here

 

Click join and we will email you with your password. You can then sign on and join the discussions right away.