Hypsiboas balzani 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Hypsiboas balzani
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1898)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). This form is a complex of more than one species; one of the species involved needs to be called Hypsiboas callipleura (J. Köhler pers comm).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Steffen reichle, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, Peru, Departamentos Cuzco and Puno; Bolivia, Departamentos La Paz, Cochabamba and Sanata Cruz. Its altitudinal range is 450-2,210m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: It is very common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat is cloud and Yungas forest, breeds in slow flowing streams and ditches. It is present in disturbed habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in many protected areas in Bolivia and Parque Nacional Manu in Peru.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  
15. Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -> 15.9. Artificial/Aquatic - Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Duellman, W.E., De la Riva, I. and Wild, E. 1997. Frogs of the Hyla armata and Hyla pulchella groups in the Andes of South America, with definitions and analyses of phylogenetic relationships of Andean group of Hyla. Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas: 17-19.

Faivovich, J., Haddad, C.F.B., Garcia, P.C.O., Frost, D.R., Campbell, J.A. and Wheeler, W.C. 2005. Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 294: 1-240.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Köhler, J. 2000. Amphibian diversity in Bolivia: a study with special reference to montane forest regions. Bonner Zoologische Monographien: 1-243.

Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru.: 1-22.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Steffen reichle, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Hypsiboas balzani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55405A11302013. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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