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Pristimantis jabonensis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
 
Species Description: La Marca, E. (2007) Sinopsis taxonomica de dos generos nuevos de anfibios (Anura: Leptodactylidae) de los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos, 3, 67-87.
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: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Pristimantis jabonensis is only known from the type locality, Páramo El Jabón, Municipality of Carache, state of Trujillo, Venezuela. It has been found between 3100-3200 masl (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is known to occur in the páramo ecosystem. It inhabits páramo grasses (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Population

The species was relatively common at the time of discovery. However, there have been no further visits to the type locality thereafter (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is present within Dinira National Park (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Taxonomic Notes

The genus Paramophrynella was proposed by La Marca (2007), which included P. jabonensis; Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Paramophrynella in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis jabonensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (La Marca, 2007).

Citation

Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis jabonensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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