Pristimantis cosnipatae
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is believed to be entirely restricted to the Cosñipata Valley (1,580-1,700m asl), on the north-eastern slopes of the Cadena de Paucartambo, a frontal range of the Andean Cordillera Oriental in Cusco Department, Peru.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in tall forest with some tree ferns and bromeliads and luxuriant undergrowth of mosses and ferns. Except for a single individual that was collected under a rock, all specimens have been recorded calling from low vegetation in cloud forest at night. It is not known from modified habitats. This species breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is small-scale agriculture (involving both crops and livestock) taking place within the valley.

Conservation Actions

Part of the range is well protected within Parque Nacional Manu. Further survey work is necessary to determine the species' current population status and whether it is indeed confined to the Cosñipata Valley.


Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Pristimantis cosnipatae. In: IUCN 2014


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