Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus (Boulenger, 1882)
Common Name(s):
English White-speckled Treefrog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:
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
Needs updating
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.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.).

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 2004: e.T55379A11287388. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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