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Osteopilus wilderi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Jamaica

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to central Jamaica at an altitudinal range of 120-880m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is commonly found in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads in closed-canopy forests. The species can occur in secondary growth, as long as there are bromeliads (since the eggs are laid, and larval development occurs, in bromeliads only).

Population

It is declining but is more common than Osteopilus marianae.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this bromeliad-dependent species is habitat loss due smallholder farming activites, wood extraction, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection. Its range overlaps with the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park. Given this species' very specific habitat requirements, improved and strengthened habitat protection and management is essential.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Osteopilus wilderi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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