Boana ornatissima
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Guania department in Colombia, Bolívar State in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Amapa state, in Brazil. It has been recorded up to 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal, arboreal species inhabiting tropical lowland rainforest. Reproduction most likely occurs in forest ponds and pools. Eggs and tadpoles are placed and develop in water. It is not known whether or not it is able to adapt to disturbance of its habitat.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this very widespread species, although there might be some localized threats to some populations.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas are within the range of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because 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).


Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Robert Reynolds, César Luis Barrio Amorós 2004. Hypsiboas ornatissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55581A11322249. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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