Scinax chiquitanus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

  hear Fonozoo call (#1)
  hear Fonozoo call (#2)

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in South America, and it is known only from southern Peru (Cusco Amazonico and Tambopata) and northeastern Bolivia (Departments of Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz) (De la Riva 1993, De la Riva et al. 2000). Its altitudinal range is up to 450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal and arboreal species that is reported in the Amazonian rainforest and wet forest in transition to lowlands. De la Riva (1990) and De la Riva et al. (1994) point out that this species can be found calling on aquatic vegetation or on emerging bushes from temporary ponds, in primary forest or in ecotones; and also on peripheric vegetation from ponds. In Peru, this species is reported only from forest (Duellman and Wiens 1993). Breeding takes place in temporary ponds. The species is not present in degraded habitat.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions

It is present in the Tambopata Reserved Zone, Peru, and several protected areas in Bolivia.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

De la Riva et al. (2000) point out that the males in the Peruvian site have pronounced coloration patterns, very different from those in Bolivia. The taxonomic status of the Peruvian specimens should be reviewed.


Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Scinax chiquitanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55946A11399833. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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