Hyloscirtus bogotensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the central part of Cordillera Oriental of the Andes (4° 40'N to 6°N), in the Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander Departments, Colombia, at 1,750-3,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in streams and in bromeliads in premontane humid forest, cloud forest, and páramo, and also in open areas and secondary forest, and reproduces in streams.


It is common, with many recent records.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species include landscape transformation and habitat loss due to agriculture (crops and cattle ranching), the introduction of predatory trout, and water pollution due to the use of agrochemicals.

A Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection has been reported for this species (Ruiz and Rueda-Almonacid, 2008).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its distribution is unlikely to be severely fragmented.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2010. Hyloscirtus bogotensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55418A11305695. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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