Adenomera heyeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adenomera heyeri
Species Authority: Boistel, Massary & Angulo, 2006
Leptodactylus heyeri (Boistel, Massary and Angulo, 2006)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: In the Leptodactylus marmoratus group (Almeida and Angulo, 2006). Leptodactylus heyeri is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and advertisement call features (Boistel et al., 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-09
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Marinus Hoogmoed
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of significant threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from French Guiana and Suriname, where it is widespread, and from Brazil (states of Amapá and Pará). It may also likely be found in Guyana.

It has been recorded from 0-600 masl (M. Hoogmoed, pers. comm. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Amapá, Pará); French Guiana; Suriname
Upper elevation limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: It is not considered to be a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits the leaf-litter of primary forest. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas.

Leptodactylus heyeri exhibits nocturnal activity, males call at dusk in the rainy season (April-May). Individuals have been found both in moist low elevations and on the summit of small hills (about 120 masl), with or without rocks, in drier conditions. The species was never found during the dry season (Boistel et al., 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species overlaps with all of the protected areas in French Guiana. It has been recorded in Parque Nacional Tumucumaque, Amapá, Brasil, and its distribution in Suriname overlaps the Central Suriname Nature Reserve (M. Hoogmoed, pers. comm. 2008).

More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence outside French Guiana, its ecological requirements and its population status is needed.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
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
0. Root -> 4. Other

Bibliography [top]

Almeida, A.P., and Angulo, A. 2006. A new species of Leptodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, with remarks on the systematics of associated populations. Zootaxa 1334: 1-25.

Angulo, A., Massary, J.-C. (de) and Boistel, R. 2006. Addenda and errata to “Description of a new species of the genus Adenomera (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from French Guiana.”. Acta Herpetologica 1: 159-162.

Boistel, R., Massary, J.-C.(de), and Angulo, A. 2006. Description of A new species of the genus Adenomera (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from French Guiana. Acta Herpetologica 1: 1-14.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: (Accessed: 29 June 2010).

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Marinus Hoogmoed. 2010. Adenomera heyeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56308A11454475. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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