Smilisca phaeota 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Smilisca phaeota (Cope, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English New Granada Cross-banded Treefrog, Central American Smilisca
Hyla baudini ssp. dolomedes Barbour, 1923
Hyla phaeota Cope, 1862
Hyla carinata Andersson, 1939
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Wilson, L.D., Morales, M., Lynch, J. & Bolaños, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the Atlantic slope of northeastern Honduras, through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama to northern Colombia; and on the Pacific versant from central Costa Rica to southwestern Panama and from El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province, Panama, to Colombia. In South America, it occurs in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia and western Ecuador, and around the northern slopes of the Western and Central Cordilleras in Colombia to the Middle Magdalena Valley. It occurs from sea level up to at least 1,600m asl (Costa Rica).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1600
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Population [top]

Population:This is an abundant species throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits humid lowland forest, where usually they are found in secluded sites at the edge of, or in, shallow temporary pools and occasionally at the edges of streams or large ponds. It tolerates substantial forest disturbance, and lives on forest edge and in open country, even where there are few trees. It breeds in small, usually temporary pools, even in footprints of cattle, and avoids larger ponds as breeding sites.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Wilson, L.D., Morales, M., Lynch, J. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Smilisca phaeota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56008A11406018. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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