Dendropsophus nanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Dendropsophus nanus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1889)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is definitely a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Steffen Reichle, Lucy Aquino, Guarino Colli, Débora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Rogério Bastos
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from northeastern Brazil southward through central Paraguay, northern Argentina, eastern Bolivia, to extreme southern Brazil, Uruguay, and the La Plata Basin in Argentina, at 0-1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population:It is very common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on herbaceous vegetation at the edge of standing water. It is an unspecialized species that occurs in many habitat types including tropical rainforest and open areas (Amazonian savannah and disturbed areas). It breeds in temporary waterbodies. It also adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. Taxonomy research is needed to resolve the species complex.

Citation: Steffen Reichle, Lucy Aquino, Guarino Colli, Débora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Rogério Bastos. 2004. Dendropsophus nanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55575A11320376. . Downloaded on 26 October 2016.
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