Hyloscirtus caucanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus caucanus (Ardila-Robayo, Ruíz-Carranza and Roa-Trujillo, 1993)
Common Name(s):
English Cauca Treefrog
Boana caucana (Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza and Roa-Trujillo 1993)
Hyla caucana Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza and Roa-Trujillo 1993
Hyloscirtus caucanu (Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza and Roa-Trujillo 1993)
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). It is probably a synonym of Hyloscirtus lindae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): John Lynch, Fernando Castro
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the cloud forests on the eastern slope of the central Andes at altitudes of 2,400-2,850m asl, in the departments of Cauca and Huila (Belalcazar), in Colombia.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This inhabitant of Andean areas is found on vegetation or on the ground in forested areas near fast-flowing streams, not quite up to the altitude of the páramo alpine ecosystem. The eggs and larvae develop in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Localized threats to this species are water pollution and habitat loss due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, and also Parque Nacional Natural Nevado del Huila. Taxonomic research is needed to confirm whether or not it is a synonym of a wider ranging species.

Citation: John Lynch, Fernando Castro. 2004. Hyloscirtus caucanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55436A11311338. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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