Hypsiboas rufitelus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hypsiboas rufitelus
Species Authority: (Fouquette, 1961)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños
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 Eastern Nicaragua to central Panama on the Caribbean slope. In Panama, this species is found in the western cordilleras and western Atlantic lowlands adjacent to southeastern Costa Rica, Cerro Campana, central Panama, and eastern cordilleras adjacent to central Panama. Its elevation is from sea level to 650m asl. Venezuelan specimens previously assigned to Hyla albomarginata are provisionally assigned to Hyla rufitela, and are known from a few localities along the Caribbean Coast and Maracaibo Lake Basin. They are not mapped here pending finally confirmation of their taxonomic identity.
Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common in the appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid lowland forest and tolerates some disturbance.It can be found in open areas, but this needs to be close to forest (Federico Bolaños pers. comm. 2007). It reproduces in swamps surrounded by trees.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats include habitat loss by the destruction of natural forests.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños 2004. Hypsiboas rufitelus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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