Pristimantis acutirostris
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 known only from a tiny area on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes, near Virolín, in the department of Santander, Colombia, at 1,740-2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on vegetation in the undergrowth of cloud forests, and can only be found in old-growth forest. It reproduces by direct development.


It is a very uncommon species that has declined dramatically since it was first discovered. In 2001, only two individuals were recorded in the entire year.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and livestock ranching.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce and the Cachalú private reserve.


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis acutirostris. In: IUCN 2014


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