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Pristimantis pedimontanus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
 
Species Description: La Marca,2004 Herpetotropicos,1: 1.
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

This species occurs at 980-1,700m asl in the Cordillera de Mérida, in Táchira, Barinas, Portuguesa, and Lara (and also presumably Mérida and Trujillo) States in western Venezuela.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from lower montane cloud forest. Individuals were collected at night on rocks, on the ground, or on leaves of shrubby vegetation at the edge of streams, and on sand under a trunk by a spring. It is presumed to breed by direct development.

Population

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

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The main threat in this region is deforestation for smallholder agriculture, including incursions into protected areas.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Parque Nacional Chorro del Indio and Parque Nacional Yacambú, and potentially a number of other protected areas within its range.

Citation

Enrique La Marca 2006. Pristimantis pedimontanus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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