Diasporus hylaeformis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Diasporus hylaeformis
Species Authority: (Cope, 1875)
Common Name(s):
English Pico Blanco Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus hylaeformis (Cope, 1875)
Phyllobates hyliformis O'Shaughnessy, 1878
Phyllobates hylaeformis Cope, 1875
Pristimantis hylaeformis (Cope, 1875)
Syrrhaphus hylaeformis (Cope, 1875)
Syrrhophus hylaeformis (Cope, 1875)
Syrrhopus hylaeformis (Cope, 1875)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Pounds, J., Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, 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 cordilleras of Costa Rica and western Panama, from 1,500-2,500m asl (Savage 2002).
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species regularly seen in appropriate habitat, and has not declined at sites where many other species have disappeared, such as Monteverde (Pounds et al. 1997) and Las Tablas (Lips 1998; Andrew R. Gray in litt. to Karen Lips, 2007).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a nocturnal species found in low vegetation in dense montane forest and rainforest. It may be found in both primary and secondary forest and is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a potential threat to this species, although all known populations are within protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected in several national parks and private reserves in Costa Rica, and is probably present in a number of Panamanian protected areas.

Citation: Pounds, J., Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. 2008. Diasporus hylaeformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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