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Dendropsophus battersbyi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality in Caracas, Venezuela, from 900-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat preferences of this species are unknown (they were not described in the original description). However, Caracas lies within a region dominated by humid premontane forest. This species is likely to breed by larval development in water, but this is not known for certain.

Population

Its population status is unknown, but it is potentially a rare species. It has not been recorded since the original description. If this species is restricted to the Caracas Valley, there is a large possibility that this frog might now be extinct, since its natural habitat has been replaced by the metropolis of Caracas.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

This species is clearly threatened by the urbanization of Caracas, which has resulted in most of its habitat being destroyed.

Conservation Actions

Its range does not include any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005). The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain, and it might not be a valid species (La Marca pers. comm.).

Citation

Celsa SeƱaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Dendropsophus battersbyi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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