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Pristimantis percultus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
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 only from Abra de Zamora, in the province of Zamora-Chinchipe, southern Ecuador, at 2,850m asl. It might occur a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits sub-páramo bushland with scattered trees. The holotype was found in a terrestrial bromeliad during the day, while the paratype was found on the branch of a brush at night. It is not known whether or not it tolerates habitat degradation. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.

Population

It is a rare species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, although it is possible it may occur in Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation

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

 

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