Hypsiboas lanciformis
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the upper Amazon basin in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. In Venezuela, it has been reported from Amazonas, Barinas, Miranda, and Táchira states. It might be more common than might be expected from published records, extending along the flanks of the lowland versants of the Cordillera de Mérida from Táchira to Miranda states. It occurs at up to 1,500 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal and arboreal species is usually found perching on shrubs and low trees along lagoons, pools, and streams and in rivers, in tropical humid forests. Reproduction takes place in temporary waterbodies. The eggs are laid in water, and the tadpoles develop there also. It is also associated with open and disturbed habitats (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). In Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, specimens have been found in open areas and floodable forests (Ron, 2001).
The species is very adaptable and occurs commonly in sites of severe intervention (Lynch, 2006).


It is common throughout much of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Many conservation units are present within its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). Two subspecies are recognized in Venezuela, according to Barrio (1999): Hypsiboas lanciformis guerreroi and H.l. lanciformis.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2010. Hypsiboas lanciformis. In: IUCN 2014


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