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Hypsiboas pulchellus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 7)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Uruguay

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This is a widespread species from Misiones, Chaco, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, and Santa Fe (0-1250m asl); all departments in Uruguay; Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina in Brazil; and southern Paraguay.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open habitats in forests, grasslands, and flooded savannahs. It breeds in permanent ponds and flooded grasslands. It is possible that it adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

This species is threatened by agricultural water pollution (specifically pesticide runoff) in Córdoba.

Conservation Actions

Taxonomic research needed to determine status of species complex. It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). Hypsiboas prasinus and H. joaquini are often considered to be subspecies of H. pulchellus. H. cordobae and H. riojanus were previously considered subspecies, but have been recently separated by Faivovich et al. (2004).

Citation

Axel Kwet, Lucy Aquino, Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Hypsiboas pulchellus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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