Osteocephalus helenae
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: Guyana, Suriname


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the non-specific type locality in Guyana of "valley of the Demerara River, British Guiana" (Ruthven 1919). The exact location is not known and hence no distribution map can be drawn for this assessment.

Habitat and Ecology

The region of the type locality is lowland tropical rainforest. There is no information regarding this species' breeding habits, although it presumably breeds by larval development in water.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known from only one specimen.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats it faces are unknown. However, the region of the type locality is within an undisturbed, isolated region of forest.

Conservation Actions

More taxonomic research is desirable as this might prove to be a juvenile of another species.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is considered incertae sedis, and is presently left in the genus Hyla pending resolution (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher 2004. Osteocephalus helenae. In: IUCN 2014


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