Hyloscirtus caucanus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 cloud forests on the eastern slope of the central Andes at altitudes of 2,400-2,850m asl, in the departments of Cauca and Huila (Belalcazar), in Colombia.

Habitat and Ecology

This inhabitant of Andean areas is found on vegetation or on the ground in forested areas near fast-flowing streams, not quite up to the altitude of the páramo alpine ecosystem. The eggs and larvae develop in water.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Localized threats to this species are water pollution and habitat loss due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, and also Parque Nacional Natural Nevado del Huila. Taxonomic research is needed to confirm whether or not it is a synonym of a wider ranging species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005). It is probably a synonym of Hyloscirtus lindae.


John Lynch, Fernando Castro 2004. Hyloscirtus caucanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55436A11311338. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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