Osteocephalus mutabor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Osteocephalus mutabor Jungfer and Hödl, 2002
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: Osteocephalus mutabor was previously confused with O. leprieurii, from the Amazon Basin of Ecuador (Jungfer and Hödl 2002)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Diego Cisneros-Heredia
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 can be found throughout much of Amazonian Ecuador, and a single site in northeastern Peru. It might range further south, as it is often confused with a similar Osteocephalus. Its elevational range is 200-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:It is not uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Specimens have been found in primary forest and forest edge (Duellman, 1978; Jungfer and Hödl, 2002). This is an arboreal species that breeds in temporary ponds and slow moving streams. It may occur in slightly degraded habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there is considerable loss of habitat in Ecuador through settlement and agriculture, there are still large areas of suitable habitat available to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with several protected areas including Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Diego Cisneros-Heredia. 2004. Osteocephalus mutabor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55799A11358913. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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