Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum
Species Authority: (Starrett & Savage, 1973)
Common Name(s):
English Starrett's Glass Frog
Spanish Ranita De Cristal
Centrolenella vireovittata Starrett & Savage, 1973
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon may be a synonym of H. talamancae, and further studies are needed to resolve this (Brain Kubicki pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Kubicki, B., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was previously though to occur in scattered localities on the slopes of Volcán Tenorio, Guanacaste Province, to near Barú, Puntarenas Province, in the Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca in south-western Costa Rica, and from west-central Panama (Savage 2002). However, recent studies have revealed many of these populations to be Hyalinobatrachium talamancae, with Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum now known only from the type locality ('16 km SW San Isidro de El General on the road to Dominical, 880 m' [Starret and Savage, 1973]) and Fila Chonta in the Pacific slope of Costa Rica (Brian Kubicki pers. comm.).
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from a few records.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid montane forest, and is seen in bushes and trees along forest streams, where larvae develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The population outside of a private reserve is threatened by habitat loss (due to general deforestation).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a single private reserve (called 'Rainmaker'). There is a need for further taxonomic studies into this species.

Citation: Kubicki, B., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. 2008. Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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