Dendropsophus bifurcus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in the upper Amazon Basin of Bolivia, western Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and southern Colombia. Distribution range is extending in vegetation alongside newly created roads. Elevation is from 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of bushes in open forest and clearings. Individuals can frequently be found in disturbed areas. Breeding takes place in permanent and temporary shallow ponds (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994); eggs are laid out of the water on leaves; tadpoles develop in the water. It can also breed in artificial ponds.


This is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to clear cutting.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in numerous protected areas throughout its range.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Ariadne Angulo, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Dendropsophus bifurcus. In: IUCN 2014


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