Phyllomedusa trinitatis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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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: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is present in the Coastal Range mountains of northern Venezuela and has also been recorded over much of the island of Trinidad (in Trinidad and Tobago). It has been recorded from below 100m asl (on Trinidad) up to approximately 1,300m asl (in Venezuela).

Habitat and Ecology

It is a bush dwelling species commonly found in slender bushes at the edges of ponds, generally in quite open country, but also in moist forests. It is also found by ditches in secondary forests. The adults and their nests are found living in trees above water tanks and other man-made pools of water. It builds nests by joining two leaves, and then places the eggs in this nest overhanging standing water, and when hatched the tadpoles drop into the water below. It has also been found in polluted water, and is considered to be an adaptable species.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is some severe habitat loss/degradation impacting some local sub-populations, but as a whole there are no major threats at present, since it is adaptable.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps several protected areas along the Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens from km 38 in the Gran Sabana region, reported by Heatwole et al. (1965) as Phyllomedusa burmeisteri trinitatis, were considered by Duellman (1999) to be P. tarsius.


Abraham Mijares, Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca, Jerry Hardy 2004. Phyllomedusa trinitatis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55867A11382870. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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