Hypsiboas geographicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hypsiboas geographicus (Spix, 1824)
Common Name(s):
English Map Treefrog
Spanish Rana Geografica
Hyla geographica Spix, 1824
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). This form is probably a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-30
Assessor(s): Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Jerry Hardy
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, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in tropical South America, east of the Andes, in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad island (Trinidad and Tobago), the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Amazonian Brazil. It is generally found below 500m asl, but in Ecuador it occurs at up to 1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It is abundant throughout most of its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This nocturnal treefrog is found in trees and on branches along streams, open ponds, lakes and in gaps in primary forest (Duellman, 1978; Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). It also occurs in flooded savannahs. Specimens can be found in disturbed areas such as gravel pits. In Brazil, it also occurs in Pantanal and Cerrado habitats. Reproduction takes place in permanent waterbodies. The eggs are laid in water, and the tadpoles, which are toxic to fish, develop in the water as well.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in many protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Jerry Hardy. 2010. Hypsiboas geographicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55487A11306008. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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