Pristimantis hernandezi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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 from two localities: one on the Oriental slope from the Cordillera Central in Huila Department, and the other on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in Caquetá Department, Colombia, from 2,300-2,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits intermediate strata in primary forest. As only a few individuals have been recorded, not much information is known regarding its exact habitat requirements, but it is believed to be extremely moisture dependent. It breeds by direct development.


It is an uncommon species, and is known only from six specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is the main threat to the species.

Conservation Actions

One known locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Purace, and the second locality will soon be protected within the newly created Parque Nacional Natural Fragua. Further survey work is necessary to establish the current population status of this species, its ecological requirements, and to determine whether it occurs outside the two known localities.


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


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