Pristimantis ruthveni
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the north-western slope of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena, Colombia, at 1,800-2,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of moist forest habitats, it is arboreal and nocturnal, occurring under rocks and logs during the day.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation caused primarily by agriculture (cultivation of crops and livestock farming).

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and the adjacent, recently established El Dorado Nature Reserve.


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis ruthveni. In: IUCN 2014


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