Isthmohyla xanthosticta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Isthmohyla xanthosticta
Species Authority: (Duellman, 1968)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005). Additional specimens are needed to better determine the validity of this species (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, Jay Savage
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the taxonomic problems, absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, the south fork of the Río Las Vueltas, on the south slope of Volcán Barva in Heredia Province, Costa Rica, at 2,100m asl.
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status, as this species is known only from two specimens from the same locality (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It was found in lower montane rainforest and presumably breeds in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): If this species has declined or disappeared, it would have happened in pristine habitat, and possible threats would therefore include chytridiomycosis, climate change and airborne pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The original collecting locality is protected within the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, Jay Savage 2004. Isthmohyla xanthosticta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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