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Pristimantis epacrus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
 
Species Description: Lynch & Suarez-Mayorga,2000 Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 290.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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’ geographic range is Florencia, Caqueta Department, Colombia, at 740-1,660m asl, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental. Its distribution is probably much greater, considering the amount of available habitat nearby.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a species that inhabits cloud forests, on strata from the ground up to 2m above the ground, particularly on roadsides. It also occurs inside dense forests along forest breaks.

Population

It is abundant and was collected in 1992, although no surveying has been conducted at this site in quite a while.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is closely related to Pristimantis fallax, P. gutturalis and P. lanthanites. Lynch and Suarez (2000), in describing the species, repeatedly used the incorrect spelling P. epicurus instead of P. epacrus.

Citation

Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis epacrus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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