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Scinax uruguayus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Brazil, Uruguay

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

There are a few localities in the departments of Treinta y Tres, Cerro Largo, and Tacuarembó in Uruguay and disjunctive in southern Brazil (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul), and Corrientes in Argentina. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 90-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is exclusively living in open grassy habitats. It occurs in small waterbodies, such as ponds or temporary puddles where it breeds explosively.

Population

It is uncommon but stable in Brazil. It is considered abundant in Argentina and Uruguay.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

One major threat is habitat degradation due to agricultural activities and water pollution. Fire is also a potential threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas in Brazil. It is not known from protected areas in Argentina or Uruguay.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously with the genus Hyla, but was recently moved to Scinax (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was removed from the synonymy of Hyla minuta bivittata by Langone (1990).

Citation

Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Axel Kwet, Esteban Lavilla, Jose Langone 2004. Scinax uruguayus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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