Osteocephalus pearsoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Osteocephalus pearsoni
Species Authority: (Gaige, 1929)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva
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, 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 is found in the Upper Amazon Basin and lower Andean slopes, Departments of Madre de Dios and Puno, Peru; Departments of Beni and La Paz, Bolivia; also present in Rondonia, Brazil. It is present from 200-1,000m asl.
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant where it is present.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is present in lowland tropical moist forest; generally in open lakes and swampy areas within, or close to, forest. It possibly occurs in palm tree savannah. Its eggs are laid in shallow pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats, it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Within Peru this species might occur in the Tambopata National Reserve (Doan and Arizábal, 2002). Given its habitat and geographic distribution it might also occur in Apurimac Reserved Zone, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amarakaeri Reserved Zone and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. It is also present in protected areas within Bolivia.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva 2004. Osteocephalus pearsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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