Oreophrynella macconnelli
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the base of Mount Roraima on the border of Guyana and Venezuela, at an elevation of 1,060m asl. It is not absolutely certain which country the type specimen comes from, but it is presumed that the species is in fact present on both sides of the border.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of tropical moist submontane forest. Its breeding habitat is unknown, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown, although its range is in relatively pristine habitat at present.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. A well-managed protected area would help to ensure the conservation of this range-restricted species. There is also a need for close population monitoring given that it is apparently restricted to a single location.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Marinus Hoogmoed, Celsa SeƱaris 2004. Oreophrynella macconnelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54851A11215977. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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