Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Isthmohyla insolita
Species Authority: (McCranie, Wilson and Williams, 1993)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda
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, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in north-central Honduras.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the extreme west of the Sierra Nombre de Dios, La Fortuna village, between the Departamentos of Yoro and Atlantica, north-central Honduras. The type locality is at 1,550m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common within its very restricted range.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found on the ground and on low vegetation along streams, in lower montane wet forest. It lays its eggs in patches of moss in trees overhanging streams; when the eggs hatch the tadpoles fall in to the stream.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to agriculture and logging. This frog is very dependent on pristine habitat as it depends on sufficient humidity for moss for breeding in the trees.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species is known to be within Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. Maintenance of existing tracts of remaining habitat is an important conservation measure for this species.

Citation: Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda. 2004. Isthmohyla insolita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55516A11322906. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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