Callimedusa tomopterna 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phyllomedusidae

Scientific Name: Callimedusa tomopterna (Cope, 1868)
Common Name(s):
English Tiger-striped Leaf Frog
Spanish Rana Lemur Naranja
Phyllomedusa tomopterna Cope, 1868
Pithecopus tomopternus Cope, 1868
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was first assessed under the generic name Phyllomedusa, but has since been transferred to the genus Callimedusa (Duellman et al. 2016).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2008-11-01
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species’ geographic range extends from southeast Venezuela to French Guiana, Amazon basin in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In Venezuela, it has been reported from the States of Bolívar (Reserva Forestal Imataca, and km13 on the road from El Dorado to Santa Elena de Uairén), and Amazonas (base of Cerro de la Neblina, and Mavaca river). Its altitudinal range is 0-500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally uncommon (common in Suriname).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an arboreal species living in pristine tropical rainforests, usually found on trees around temporary and semi-temporary pools during the wet season. A specimen from the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela was found calling from a Heliconia leaf near the edge of a temporary pond in the forest after a rain. It lays eggs on leaves and tadpoles develop in pools. At Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, individuals were found at night on bushes and low trees in forest (Duellman, 1978). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, specimens have been collected in open areas and floodable forests on shrubs and aquatic edges (Ron, 2001).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Various forms of habitat loss no doubt impact local populations, but overall, this species is not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several populations are found within protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción de Faunística Cuyabeno, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. The population from Reserva Forestal Imataca in Venezuela has a high risk of becoming endangered once the forest is subject of logging practices and consequent depauperation of the original pristine forest vegetation.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2016. Callimedusa tomopterna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T55866A107289222. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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