Hypsiboas palaestes
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This is a poorly known species from two closely situated localities: San Jose on the Río Santa Rosa, and Tutumbaro on the Río Pienee, in the drainage of the Río Apurimac, both on the eastern face of the Andes in central Peru. The localities are about 12km apart in Ayacucho Department. Its altitudinal range is 1,005-1,840m asl. It might range more widely than is currently known.

Habitat and Ecology

This stream breeding species is present in disturbed montane cloud forest with bamboo, ferns and elephant ear plants.


Nothing is known about its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its major threats are not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Further research is required to aid its conservation, for example to determine the limits of its range and its population status.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jorge Luis Martinez 2004. Hypsiboas palaestes. In: IUCN 2014


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