Nyctimantis rugiceps
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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs disjunctively in Amazonian Ecuador and northeastern Peru. Further field sampling is expected to identify new localities. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. Its altitudinal range is 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is primary and secondary lowland tropical rainforest, often close to bamboo habitats. At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, this nocturnal species has been collected in floodable forests (Ron, 2001). Breeding takes place in bamboo and tree holes, tadpoles are raised by the female on unfertilised eggs. It is not present in disturbed areas.


It is not locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a relatively widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador Its distribution range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuni. It is not present in any Peruvian protected areas.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Nyctimantis rugiceps. In: IUCN 2014


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