This species is known only from the type locality in the Pakaraima Mountains of western Guyana. The adult male holotype was collected around 30km south-east of Imbaimadiai (5° 37' 30"N; 60° 14' 42"W), in Mazaruni-Potaro District, Guyana, at around 585m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The one known specimen was collected in primary forest. There is no information known about its breeding habits, though reproduction is presumably by larval development, but the egg deposition site is not known.
This is a very recently described species that is currently known only from one specimen (collected in 1997), so its population status has not been determined.
There are no known threats to this species, and the known locality is in an undisturbed, remote area.
More research into its extent of occurrence (for example, whether or not it occurs within any protected areas), ecological requirements and population status is needed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher 2004. Tepuihyla exophthalma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55793A11357463. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55793A11357463.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018