Hyloscirtus armatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus armatus (Boulenger, 1902)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 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). Severe taxonomic difficulties exist with this species. It is a complex with possibly more than three species involved (S. Reichle pers comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Steffen Reichle, Wilfredo Arizabal
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species' geographic range is the Amazonian slopes of the Andes of Peru (Departamentos Cusco and Puno) and Bolivia (Departamentos La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz). Its altitudinal range of 1,000-2,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:Locally, it is very common.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The habitat is primary montane and cloud forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes. It breeds in fast-flowing streams (highly adapted to this) and is not present in modified habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation through smallholder farming and mining (water pollution) are major threats. Chytrid fungus might be a threat to this species but requires confirmation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Peru this species might occur in Apurimac Reserved Zone, Parque Nacional Manu, Amarakaeri Reserved Zone; but this requires confirmation. Present in several Bolivian protected areas.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Steffen Reichle, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Hyloscirtus armatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55398A11293387. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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