Hyloscirtus larinopygion


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyloscirtus larinopygion
Species Authority: (Duellman, 1973)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-27
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Juan Manuel Renjifo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
2004 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Colombian and Ecuadorian Andes. In Colombia it occurs patchily in the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Central, and on the eastern slope of the Nudo del Pasto (in the departments of Risaralda, Valle del Cauca, Quindio and Tolima). In northern Ecuador it is known only from a small area in Carchi and Imbabura Provinces. Its altitudinal range is 1,950-3,100m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest.
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: Although patchily distributed, it is common where found.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on vegetation (including in bromeliads and on branches) in primary and secondary forests next to water sources (usually streams). It has been found in a small, wooded ravine in otherwise cleared pastureland, and breeds in slow-moving streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, cultivation of illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. It occurs in several protected areas in Colombia.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Juan Manuel Renjifo 2010. Hyloscirtus larinopygion. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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