Phyllomedusa boliviana
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the dry Amazonian slopes of the Andes and lowlands of eastern Dept. of Santa Cruz (Bolivia); northern Argentina; and western Mato Grosso and Rôndonia, Brazil. Its altitudinal range is 200-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in tropical dry forest, and edge situations close to rainforests. Males call at night from vegetation. The eggs are attached to leaves in vegetation above temporary pools, and hatched tadpoles drop in to the water below where they develop. They have also been observed breeding in artificial ponds in Parque Nacional Calilegua.


It is common throughout most of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction caused by agricultural practices (including fire) and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

Taxonomic work is needed to determine the status of the populations in Rôndonia. It occurs in several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species that requires taxonomic investigation.


Ignacio De la Riva, Guarino Colli, Esteban Lavilla 2010. Phyllomedusa boliviana. In: IUCN 2014


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