Dendropsophus parviceps 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Dendropsophus parviceps (Boulenger, 1882)
Common Name(s):
English Sarayacu Treefrog
Spanish Ranita Caricorta
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
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 degree of habitat modification, 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 in the Upper Amazon Basin in Amazonas and Bolívar states, Venezuela; Colombia; Brazil; Ecuador; Bolivia and Peru, at up to 1,300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally uncommon to common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This tree frog species has been found on the leaves and branches of primary and secondary tropical rainforests, as well as open spaces close to forest. It prefers swamps within forest, but it also could be found in temporary watercourses or permanent ponds. Specimens usually perch at heights less than 1.5m, on leaves, frequently on Heliconia (De la Riva 1993). Reproduction occurs in temporary waterbodies. The eggs are laid in water and the tadpoles develop there too. According to the QCAZ database, individuals can be found in altered zones.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation units are present within its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.

Citation: Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Dendropsophus parviceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55589A11324458. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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