Hypsiboas cymbalum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hypsiboas cymbalum (Bokermann, 1963)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Paulo Garcia, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the type locality, Campo Grande da Serra, and nearby Nova Manchester in São Paulo, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The type locality is between 600 and 800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is only known from a few specimens, and recent surveys in the area have not recorded it.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Specimens were found on shrubs by the side of a brook at the type locality. There is no information on breeding habits, but reproduction might take place in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to infrastructure development has destroyed the species' habitat at the type locality. Chytridiomycosis also cannot be ruled out as a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not occur within a protected area, and protection of any remaining habitat for the species is urgently needed. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status of this species, and whether or not it still survives at, or outside the vicinity of, the type locality.

Citation: Paulo Garcia, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues. 2004. Hypsiboas cymbalum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55461A11300769. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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