Scinax oreites 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Scinax oreites Duellman and Wiens, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Balzapata Snouted Treefrog
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Daniel Neira
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes in the departments of Amazonas, Pasco and San Martin, from 1,600-2,400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its population status.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can be found in upper and montane rainforest (cloud forest) and lower montane rainforest. It presumably breeds in ponds, swamps and open areas. It is not known whether or not it can survive in degraded habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Specific threats to this species are not known, but there is general agricultural development throughout much of the region that is likely to be affecting it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might occur in the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo, the Zona Reservada Biabo Cordillera Azul, Parque Nacional de Yanachaga-Chemillén, the Reserva Comunal Yanesha, and the Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos (although this requires confirmation).

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Daniel Neira. 2004. Scinax oreites. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55983A11391214. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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