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Hyloscirtus chlorosteus (Parjacti treefrog)

Synonyms: Hyla chlorostea

Wikipedia Abstract

Hyla chlorostea is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is endemic to Bolivia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Hyloscirtus chlorosteus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Hyloscirtus chlorosteus

EDGE Analysis

The Parjacti treefrog has only been formally collected once in the 1970s, and so very little is known about this species. It was taken at night from a door knob at the agricultural customs inspection station in Parjacti, Bolivia. Other species within the Hyloscirtus genus are closely associated with bromeliads and lay eggs that develop into tadpoles in water. Despite numerous intensive field surveys since 1988, it has not been encountered again. The main threat to this species is the deterioration of its habitat due to agriculture, logging, and infrastructure development for human settlement. Strangely, this species has green bones, which is an unusual feature, even in amphibians!
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
10
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
79
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.91
EDGE Score: 5.86
View EDGE Record: Hyloscirtus chlorosteus

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Carrasco National Park 1715702 Cochabamba, Bolivia  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Alto Carrasco and surrounding areas Bolivia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.1. www.iucnredlist.org
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access