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Phyllomedusa venusta
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

© 2008 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 9)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Panama, Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs widely in northwestern Colombia and the Magdalena Valley, extending into adjacent Panama, where it is known from two sites in the eastern lowlands in southeastern Darien Province. It occurs from sea level up to 1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal species, living on vegetation in humid lowland forest, including dry forest and degraded habitats with forest patches. Breeding occurs in swamps and ponds.

Population

It is a reasonably common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development (especially for cotton and rice), illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the general use of agro-chemicals, as well as the spraying of illegal crops. Drying up of breeding sites is probably also a problem.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Parque Nacional Darién in Panama. It probably does not occur in many protected areas in Colombia.

Citation

Juan Manuel Renjifo, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Phyllomedusa venusta. In: IUCN 2014

 

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