Osteocephalus heyeri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Faivovich et al., 2005 Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 294:1-240.

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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: Colombia, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Amazonas Department (Tarapaca/Leticia and Río Pure), Colombia and around the junction of the Sucusari and Napo Rivers, Loreto Department, Peru (Lynch 2002). It occurs between 100–200 m asl. It is believed to occur much more widely, and it will probably be found in neighbouring Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal, arboreal species occurs in bromeliads in lowland rainforest. It reproduces by larval development in bromeliads and tree holes.


It is an uncommon species, and the population is believed to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It suffers some habitat loss in the southern part of the range due to human settlements and livestock farming. However, most of the range is unthreatened.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Río Puré.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its probable wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Osteocephalus heyeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55795A61403540. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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