Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1882)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Amazonian lowlands of Peru, northeastern Ecuador and two sites in the southern part of Amazonas Department, Colombia. Its altitudinal range is to 300m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular between known sites.
Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The population is not known. The species could be Near Threatened in Ecuador; however records from southern Colombia and Peru suggest that it might be much more widely distributed than is currently known.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A little-known nocturnal species, it is recorded from bushes in primary flooded and terra firme forest. Its breeding habitats are not known; observations suggest that it possibly uses bromeliads for refuge (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In Ecuador there is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), and selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Ecuador, the geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní; and possibly occurs in Limoncocha Reserva Biológica.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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