|Scientific Name:||Phyllomedusa venusta|
|Species Authority:||Duellman and Trueb, 1967|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Juan Manuel Renjifo, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor|
|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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs widely in northwestern Colombia and the Magdalena Valley, extending into adjacent Panama, where it is known from two sites in the eastern lowlands in southeastern Darien Province. It occurs from sea level up to 1,300m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a reasonably common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an arboreal species, living on vegetation in humid lowland forest, including dry forest and degraded habitats with forest patches. Breeding occurs in swamps and ponds.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development (especially for cotton and rice), illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the general use of agro-chemicals, as well as the spraying of illegal crops. Drying up of breeding sites is probably also a problem.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Parque Nacional Darién in Panama. It probably does not occur in many protected areas in Colombia.|
Duellman, W.E. 1968. Smilisca phaeota. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles: 1-2.
Duellman, W.E. 2001. The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Duellman, W.E. and Trueb, L. 1967. Two new species of tree frogs (genus Phyllomedusa) from Panama. Copeia: 125-131.
Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Jaramillo, C. and Rand, S. 2000. An overwiew of the herpetology of Panama. In: J.D. Johnson, R.G. Webb and O.A. Flores-Villela (eds), Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation, pp. 159-170. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Ruiz-Carranza, P.M., Ardila-Robayo, M.C. and Lynch, J.D. 1996. Lista actualizada de la fauna de Amphibia de Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 20(77): 365-415.
Young, B., Sedaghatkish, G., Roca, E. and Fuenmayor, Q. 1999. El Estatus de la Conservación de la Herpetofauna de Panamá: Resumen del Primer Taller Internacional sobre la Herpetofauna de Panamá. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia.
|Citation:||Juan Manuel Renjifo, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Phyllomedusa venusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.|
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