Pristimantis nephophilus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from three localities in Peru between 1,080 and 2,180m asl along the road from Abra Pardo Miguel to Moyobamba, San Martin Province, on the east slope of the northern part of the Cordillera Central. It has recently been recorded from a single locality in Curintza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Ecuador, at 1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a montane and cloud forest species, and is not known to occur in degraded habitats. Adults and juveniles have been found approximately 1m above the ground in humid montane forest at night; one juvenile was on the ground by day. This species breeds by direct development.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In Peru, the major threat is loss of habitat for agriculture, selective logging, and human settlement. In Ecuador, selective logging is the primary cause for loss of habitat.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in Ecuador. In Peru, it has not been recorded from any protected areas.


Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Daniel Neira, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis nephophilus. In: IUCN 2014


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