Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Hylidae > Hyloscirtus > Hyloscirtus chlorosteus

Hyloscirtus chlorosteus (Parjacti treefrog)

Synonyms: Hyla chlorostea

Wikipedia Abstract

Hyloscirtus chlorosteus 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) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.91
EDGE Score: 5.86
View EDGE Record: Hyloscirtus chlorosteus


Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.563 inches (3.97 cm)


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

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website 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
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF 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 Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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