At the time of Duellman and Hoogmoed's (1984) review of Stefania, S. woodleyi was known only from the type locality: Mount Kanaima, Guyana, at an elevation of 700m asl. MacCulloch and Lathrop (2002) reported specimens collected from three additional locations in Guyana: Tukeit, near the base of Kaieteur Falls, 100m asl; Paramakatoi, 800m; and Ayanganna, 870m asl. More recently, MacCulloch et al. (2006) reported that the species was also found at the base of Mount Wokomung (05° 04' 53" N, 59° 50' 28" W, 698m), also in Guyana.
Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits primary lowland forest. It is usually found near streams on rocks or on branches. The females carry eggs on their back and juveniles develop fully on their mother's back. It has not been recorded outside primary forest.
It is an uncommon species.
There are no known threats to this species, and its habitat is relatively isolated and is currently undisturbed.
The range of the species includes Kaieteur Falls National Park. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is not much greater than 5,000 km2, it occurs in an undisturbed and isolated area that is not currently threatened, and its population is not thought to be in decline.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher 2010. Stefania woodleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56039A11415978. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56039A11415978.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018