Osteocephalus mutabor
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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 can be found throughout much of Amazonian Ecuador, and a single site in northeastern Peru. It might range further south, as it is often confused with a similar Osteocephalus. Its elevational range is 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens have been found in primary forest and forest edge (Duellman, 1978; Jungfer and Hödl, 2002). This is an arboreal species that breeds in temporary ponds and slow moving streams. It may occur in slightly degraded habitats.


It is not uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although there is considerable loss of habitat in Ecuador through settlement and agriculture, there are still large areas of suitable habitat available to this species.

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with several protected areas including Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.

Taxonomic Notes

Osteocephalus mutabor was previously confused with O. leprieurii, from the Amazon Basin of Ecuador (Jungfer and Hödl 2002)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Osteocephalus mutabor. In: IUCN 2014


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