Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs on the Pacific slopes of the Andes in Ecuador (Imbabura and Pichincha Provinces) and extreme southern Colombia (Department of Nariño). It is likely to occur between these two areas, and perhaps more widely. Its known altitudinal range is from 1,460-2,800m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of montane cloud forest, also surviving in secondary growth where there is good vegetation cover. It has been found on low vegetation in dense forest at night, sometimes close to streams. Juveniles are active during the day on the forest floor. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are deposited in leaf-litter.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Wilmar Bolívar

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is common in both undisturbed and secondary habitats.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, plantations, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the La Planada private reserve in Colombia. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.
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Wikipedia

Pristimantis appendiculatus

Pristimantis appendiculatus is a species of frog in the Strabomantidae family. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  • Castro, F., Ron, S., Coloma, L.A., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Yánez-Muñoz, M. & Bolívar, W. 2004. Pristimantis appendiculatus. In: www.iucnredlist.org IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Downloaded on 31 January 2012.
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