Osteocephalus leprieurii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Osteocephalus leprieurii (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
Common Name(s):
French Ostéocéphale De Leprieur
Osteocephalus ayarzaguenai Gorzula and Señaris, 1997 "1996"
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: A taxonomic revision of this species is needed. We follow Jungfer and Hödl (2002) in considering Osteocephalus ayarzaguenai Gorzula and Señaris, 1997 "1996", to be a synonym of O. leprieurii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-30
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Robert Reynolds, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Abraham Mijares, Celsa Señaris
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found in the Amazon basin, in the Guianas and the upper Amazon Basin in Venezuela (Amazonas and Bolivar states), Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and western Brazil. A dot-map of distribution in French Guiana is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). This species has an altitudinal range of sea level to 860m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):860
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Population [top]

Population:This species can be considered as uncommon to common. It is not frequent in French Guiana (Lescure and Marty, 2001).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is in an arboreal species found in primary and secondary forests (often along rivers) and border of forest, usually at heights of up to 1.5m. It is associated with savannahs in Suriname. For reproduction, the species employs temporary ponds.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there are no major threats to this species, it is threatened locally in Venezuela by illegal mining, and water pollution from the mining is a threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some populations are within protected areas.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Robert Reynolds, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Abraham Mijares, Celsa Señaris. 2010. Osteocephalus leprieurii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55798A11358677. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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