Pristimantis bacchus
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 can be found on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the Departament of Santander, Colombia, 1,740-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on vegetation in the undergrowth of cloud forests. It can also be found at forest edges and shrubs in pastures, so it can tolerate some level of disturbance, but probably cannot tolerate the complete opening up of its habitat. It breeds by direct development.


This is a rare species that was last recorded in 2002.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Major threats include habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and cattle ranching.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. Additional survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis bacchus. In: IUCN 2014


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