This species is known only from Pico Tamacuari, in the Sierra Tapirapecó, at altitudes of 1,160-1,270m asl, in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It probably has a wider distribution than is known, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a montane nocturnal frog that was found at a helipad clearing in ridge-top forest, and in low vegetation near a forested stream in the drainage of the north base of Pico Tamacuari. Adults carry the eggs and juveniles on their back, where they develop directly.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There are no known threats to this species' habitat at present.
It is protected in Parque Nacional Parima-Tapirapecó.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Stefania tamacuarina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56038A11415773. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56038A11415773.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018