Hypsiboas picturatus
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 Pacific lowlands of western Colombia, from western Antioquia southwards to northwestern Ecuador. Its altitudinal range is 50-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of closed forest, including small patches of secondary forest. However, it needs a closed canopy in order to survive. It lives on vegetation close to streams in which the tadpoles develop.


It is an uncommon species, but it can be found.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas, including the Parque Nacional Mache Chindul and Reserva Ecológica Cotacahi-Cayapas in Ecuador.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Hypsiboas picturatus. In: IUCN 2014


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