Pristimantis latidiscus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northwestern Ecuador, through western Colombia north to the border of Panama (there are currently no confirmed records from Panama, though it presumably occurs there). It occurs from sea level up to 1,230m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of humid mature forest, secondary forest and forest edges, not occurring in open areas. It is mainly an arboreal species that is active at night on low vegetation or on tree trunks. When inactive, during the day, it is found in leaf-litter and inside bromeliads. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the egg deposition site is not known.


It is common at around 300m asl in Ecuador, and is also generally common in Colombia.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, plantations, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Katios National Natural Park in Colombia, and possibly in some other protected areas in this country. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Parque Nacional Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.


Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Wilmar Bolívar, Manuel Morales 2004. Pristimantis latidiscus. In: IUCN 2014


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