Hylomantis psilopygion
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 two areas in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador: around the type locality, Río Anchicayá, in Valle Department, Colombia, at 300m asl; and Puerto Quito, in Pichincha Province, Ecuador. It will presumably be found to occur more widely, at least in the area between the two known sites. Its overall altitudinal range is 100-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowland moist forest, and is found only in mature forest. The eggs are placed on leaves overhanging slow-flowing streams and ponds, into which the larvae fall and develop.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development (including plantations), illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Phyllomedusa but has recently been moved to the genus Hylomantis (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Wilmar Bolívar, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Juan Manuel Renjifo 2004. Agalychnis psilopygion. In: IUCN 2014


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