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Hypsiboas jimenezi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
 
Species Description: Senaris, Ayarzaguena 2006 A new species of Hypsiboas (Amphibia; Anura; Hylidae) from the Venezuelan Guyana, with notes on Hypsiboas siblezi (Rivero, 1972). Herpetologica 62 (3):308

© 2008 César L. Barrio Amoros (1 of 2)
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: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from montane streams on the southern slopes of Auyan-tepui and from its summit, in Bolıvar state, Venezuela, between 950–1850 m (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

Males call at night from upper surfaces of leaves or branches 0.2 to 4 m above water in gallery forest. Other anurans found at the Atapere stream include Hypsiboas sibleszi, Centrolene gorzulai, Hyalinobatrachium crurifasciatum, H. taylori, Rana palmipes and Leptodactylus mystaceus. The following species were also found in other streams and in the adjacent forest: Colostethus tepuyensis, Hypsiboas benitezi, Hypsiboas sp., Adelophryne gutturosa, Lithodytes lineatus, Leptodactylus sp. and Otophryne robusta. The centrolenids Centrolene gorzulai, Hyalinobatrachium crurifasciatum and H. taylori were also found in the same locality; Tepuihyla edelcae was found in adjacent herbaceous habitat (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).

Population

No population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Major threats for this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Hypsiboas jimenezi is known to occur in Canaima National Park, Bolivar state, Venezuela.

Taxonomic Notes

Hypsiboas jimenezi can be distinguished from other similar species through a combination of morphological and acoustic characters (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Hypsiboas jimenezi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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