Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Osteocephalus helenae
Species Authority: Ruthven, 1919
Hyla helenae Ruthven, 1919
Taxonomic Notes: This species is considered incertae sedis, and is presently left in the genus Hyla pending resolution (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the non-specific type locality in Guyana of "valley of the Demerara River, British Guiana" (Ruthven 1919). The exact location is not known and hence no distribution map can be drawn for this assessment.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known from only one specimen.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The region of the type locality is lowland tropical rainforest. There is no information regarding this species' breeding habits, although it presumably breeds by larval development in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats it faces are unknown. However, the region of the type locality is within an undisturbed, isolated region of forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More taxonomic research is desirable as this might prove to be a juvenile of another species.

Citation: Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher. 2004. Osteocephalus helenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55503A11318891. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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