Noblella heyeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Noblella heyeri (Lynch, 1986)
Common Name(s):
English Heyer's Leaf Frog
Spanish Rana Sureña de Heyer
Phyllonastes heyeri Lynch, 1986
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found on the high ridges in the Andes in the region of the Huancabamba Depression in Loja Province (Ciudad de Loja), southern Ecuador, and Piura Department, northern Peru. In Peru it is known only from one site 33km south-west of Huancabamba. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is known from altitudes of 2,040-3,000m asl in Ecuador, and from 1,700m asl in Peru.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:This species’ population status is known only at a few localities, possibly because it is hard to collect. Judging by its calls, it was common in Loja in 2003.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This nocturnal and terrestrial species lives in cracks in the ground below the leaf-litter in upper montane forest, but not in old growth forest. It also occurs in areas bordering pastures and other open areas. Reproduction occurs by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat destruction and degradation, mainly due to subsistence agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its known habitat and geographic distribution, this species might occur in the Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe, in Peru.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales. 2004. Noblella heyeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57232A11606259. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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