Pristimantis orcesi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species’ geographic range is from the Páramos to the north and east of Guaranda on the western slope of the Andes, and on the eastern slope of the Andes in Llanganates and Sangay National Parks, Ecuador. Its altitudinal range is from 3,160-3,800m asl. It is known from fewer than ten localities.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in Páramo habitats where it is mostly found in terrestrial bromeliads of the genus Puya. Its tolerance of habitat disturbance is unknown. Reproduction occurs by direct development.


It is a somewhat uncommon species in Llanganates in 2000-2002. It is heard more easily than it is found.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats, although feral cows and fire are potential threats.

Conservation Actions

Its geographic range overlaps Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno and slightly Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. It has also been recorded from the Llanganates and Sangay National Parks.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis orcesi. In: IUCN 2014


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