This taxon has been recorded from a non-specific locality in the Mérida Andes, in western Venezuela, at 2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
There are no details regarding its habitat and ecological requirements, although it presumably breeds in water by larval development.
Its population status is not known.
The major threats to this species are not known.
It is not known currently to occur in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was previously placed in the family Centrolenidae in the genus Centrolene, but it has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus in the family Hylidae. It might be a junior synonym of another species, but is retained here as a full species until its taxonomic status is resolved (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Enrique La Marca 2004. Hyloscirtus estevesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54909A11220935. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54909A11220935.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018