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Hyla antoniiochoai

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyla antoniiochoai
Species Authority: De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005
Synonym(s):
Hyla antoniiochoai De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: Not placed in a species group in the original publication, although the authors implied a possible relationship to what is now Isthmohyla. Faivovich et al. (2005) could not allocate several members of former "Hyla" to any of the new genera but believed that they would be so allocated with additional work. As a provisional measure they allocated these species to the non-taxon "Hyla", but which is not part of the North American-Eurasian clade which bears the name Hyla (Frost, 2007). Hyla antoniiochoai can be distinguished from other similar species by unique morphological features (De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ignacio De la Riva
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Hyla antoniiochoai is known only from the type locality: Esperanza, Cosñipata Valley, Department of Cusco, Peru, 13 11.350 S, 71 35.092 W, 2817-2845 masl (De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: No population status information is available for this species, although the authors suggest it is rare (De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Type specimens were found in cloud forest during the rainy season. Hyla antoniiochoai appears to be a secretive species living in bromeliads, and it possibly has a mostly arboreal, non-swimming lifestyle. The holotype contains immature white ovarian eggs, developed fat bodies, and undeveloped oviducts, suggesting that the specimen, collected at the end of the wet season, was probably ready to lay eggs in the following days or weeks. This individual was found at night within a fallen bromeliad of the genus Catopsis, near a stream, whereas the second individual was
in an area without water bodies. Flora of the area includes plants in the genera Miconia, Ruagea, Myrica, Fucsia, Clusia, Alnus, Calceolaria, Peperomia, Muehlenbeckia, Oreocallis, Fragaria, Lachemilla, Rubus, Psychotria, Meliosma, Agalinis, Alonsoa, Leucocarpus, Physalis, Solanum, Pilea, Valeriana, Viola, Cyathea, Diplopterygium, Polypodium, Histiopteris, as well as orchids and bamboos. Other species of anurans that could be identified in the area of the type locality of Hyla antoniiochoai are Gastrotheca excubitor, Hyla armata, Eleutherodactylus rhabdolaemus, Phrynopus peruvianus, and P. cophites (De la Riva and Chaparro, 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species can be found within Manu Biosphere Reserve (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).

Citation: Ignacio De la Riva 2008. Hyla antoniiochoai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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