Boana callipleura
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Kohler 2000 Bonn; Faivovich J, Haddad CFB, Garcia PCA, Frost DR, Campbell JA, Wheeler WC 2005 Systematic revision of the frog family Hylidae with special reference to Hylinae: phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bull Amer Mus Nat Hist 294, 240 pp

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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: Argentina, Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Yungas of Cochabamba and La Paz departments, in Bolivia, from 700-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits moist montane forest, as well as disturbed habitats. It breeds in small streams and roadside ditches.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Carrasco National Park.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). Duellman, De la Riva and Wild (1997) placed this species in the synonymy of Hypsiboas balzani, but it was tentatively resurrected by Köhler (2000), who discussed the problems with the assignment of names. There is some doubt as to whether or not Hypsiboas callipleura is the correct name for this species, because of problems with gaining access to its type locality. As mentioned in the account for Hypsiboas balzani, which is a complex of more than one species, one of the available names is callipleura.


Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Hypsiboas callipleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55428A11309581. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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