Dendropsophus praestans
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central and upper Río Magdalena Valley, in Huila department, Colombia, from 1,750-2,250m asl. It probably occurs somewhat more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

A small frog inhabiting forest and secondary forest patches. It is adaptable and able to live in farmland. It lays its eggs in ponds and temporary pools where the tadpoles develop.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species that seems to be quite adaptable.

Conservation Actions

The range includes an archaeological park, which affords it some protection. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Dendropsophus praestans. In: IUCN 2014


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