Hyla arenicolor 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hyla arenicolor
Species Authority: Cope, 1866
Common Name(s):
English Canyon Treefrog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-08-01
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera, Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from western and southeastern Colorado and southern Utah, south through Arizona and western New Mexico in the USA to northern Oaxaca in Mexico. There are also isolated populations in northeastern New Mexico and the Big Bend area of western Texas. It is found from near sea level to about 3,000m asl (Stebbins, 1985).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: The total adult population size is unknown, but this species is common in some areas. The population is believed to be stable.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This frog requires temporary or permanent pools in rocky arid scrub and mountains. It is found in rocky canyons and along intermittent or permanent streams. It frequents arroyos in semi-arid grassland, streams in pinon-juniper and pine-oak woodlands, and tropical scrub forest (Mexico) (Stebbins, 1985). It is primarily terrestrial, and in breeds in pools along canyon-bottom streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has well adapted populations along its wide range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a wide variety of habitats and part of its range includes Biosphere Reserves and Natural parks.

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera, Geoffrey Hammerson. 2010. Hyla arenicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55396A11292844. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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