Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is restricted to central Jamaica at an altitudinal range of 120-880m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is commonly found in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads in closed-canopy forests. The species can occur in secondary growth, as long as there are bromeliads (since the eggs are laid, and larval development occurs, in bromeliads only).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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Population

Population
It is declining but is more common than Osteopilus marianae.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat to this bromeliad-dependent species is habitat loss due smallholder farming activites, wood extraction, and human settlement.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection. Its range overlaps with the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park. Given this species' very specific habitat requirements, improved and strengthened habitat protection and management is essential.
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Wikipedia

Green bromeliad frog

The green bromeliad frog or Wilder's treefrog (Osteopilus wilderi) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family endemic to Jamaica.[2] Its natural habitats are closed-canopy forests where it occurs in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hedges, B., Koenig, S. & Wilson, B. (2004). "Osteopilus wilderi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Osteopilus wilderi (Dunn, 1925)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
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