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Dendropsophus giesleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Dendropsophus giesleri (Mertens, 1950)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 is endemic to southeastern Brazil, in the States of EspĂ­rito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. It occurs up to 1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population:It is common where it occurs.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits primary and secondary forest, but is not found in open areas. It sits on herbaceous vegetation above waterbodies, and breeds mainly in permanent, and sometimes temporary, still water. The eggs are laid on leaves above water, into which the larvae fall and develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, clear-cutting, fire, tourism, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles. 2004. Dendropsophus giesleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55488A11306314. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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