Oreophrynella dendronastes
family: Bufonidae
Taxonomic Notes: Kok et al. 2012 Curr Biol 22: R589-R590 consider this species to be a likely synonym of Oreophrynella macconnelli.
Species Description: Lathrop A, MacCullough R 2007 A New Species of Oreophrynella (Anura: Bufonidae) from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. Herpetologica 63:87-93
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: Guyana



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Oreophrynella dendronastes is only known from the type locality and immediate vicinities: northeast slope of Mount Ayanganna (5 24.11' N, 59 57.41' W, 1490–1550 masl) District 7, Guyana (Lathrop and MacCulloch, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of this species can be found on broad-leaf vegetation at a height of 1.5 m or more between 2000–2400 h. Their discovery coincided with very humid evenings in which it had either rained all day, or was in the early stages of
a downpour. Oreophrynella dendronastes appeared to be relatively active at night. Individuals have been found on their own, and no breeding groups have been observed. Seven of the eight females of the type series have 20 or more small ova (<0.5 mm) in one ovary; in five specimens the ova are in the left ovary, while in two specimens the ova are in the right ovary (Lathrop and MacCulloch, 2007).


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Oreophrynella dendronastes can be distinguished from other species of the genus by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lathrop and MacCulloch, 2007).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Oreophrynella dendronastes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136171A4254529. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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