Gastrotheca weinlandii
family: Hemiphractidae

© 2010 Division of Herpetology, University of Kansas (1 of 2)

Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, and in Amazonas Department in northern Peru. It also occurs on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, in Huila and Caquet√° Departments, Colombia, at 1,100-2,370m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane tropical forests (Duellman 1974), and it is likely that the eggs develop directly in a pouch on the female's back.


It is rare in Colombia, and there are very few, if any, specimens in Ecuadorian museums. It might be a hard species to find, and so its population status might be incorrectly estimated.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In Ecuador, this species is threatened by habitat destruction and degradation due to agricultural development for livestock and crops, in addition to forest clearance. It is less seriously threatened in its Colombian and Peruvian ranges.

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador, its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, Parque Nacional Llanganates and Parque Nacional Sangay. It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Alto Fragua-Indiwasi in Colombia.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, John Lynch, Edgar Lehr 2004. Gastrotheca weinlandii. In: IUCN 2014


IUCN Terms of Use