Hyloscirtus callipeza
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, Santander and Norte de Santander Departments, Colombia, at 1,050-3,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in streams in cloud forest, and near streams in heavily disturbed areas. The eggs are laid on vegetation, and the larvae develop in the water.


It is common, with many recent records.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species include habitat loss due to agricultural cultivation and cattle ranching, and predation from introduced trout.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in three protected areas: Guanentá, Rasgon, and Los Estoraques.

Taxonomic Notes

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


María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloscirtus callipeza. In: IUCN 2014


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