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Dendropsophus leucophyllatus
Clown Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the "Amazon Basin (Guianas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil) " (Frost, 2000), at less than 600m asl. A dot-map of its distribution in French Guiana is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001).

Habitat and Ecology

This frog is usually found at night on leaves and branches around ponds in tropical rainforest or open areas (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). In Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, individuals were found in secondary forest (Duellman, 1978). It also occurs in Cerrado and gallery forest in northeastern Maranhao, Brazil. Eggs are laid out of the water on leaves; and the tadpoles develop in the water.

Population

This species ranges from uncommon to common.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Many conservation units occur within its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Citation

Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Robert Reynolds, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Dendropsophus leucophyllatus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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