Pristimantis nyctophylax
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from six localities on the western flank of the Andes in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha, Ecuador, at 1,140-2,100m asl. It might occur a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a cloud forest inhabitant, and it is not known whether or not it tolerates minor habitat degradation. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural development, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

Its range overlaps the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.


John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis nyctophylax. In: IUCN 2014


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