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Pristimantis festae
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the east slope of the Ecuadorian Andes, from near the border with Colombia, in the province of Sucumbios, south to the Llanganatis Mountains (Napo and Tunguragua Provinces) at altitudes between 2,360 and 3,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

it inhabits páramo, sub-páramo, and montane forest habitats. Individuals have been taken by day beneath rocks or logs in pastures or páramos. It also occurs in secondary and old growth forest, but not in heavily degraded areas. Reproduction occurs by direct development.

Population

It is common in Sucumbios and Napo (in 2000-2003). However, recent exploration of the Llanganatis Mountains has not revealed any individuals.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural activities (crops and livestock ranching), plantations and logging.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps Parque Nacional Llanganatis, the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.

Citation

Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Mario Yánez-Muñoz 2004. Pristimantis festae. In: IUCN 2014

 

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