Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from the departments of Antioquia and Caldas on the Cordillera Occidental of the Colombian Andes from 1,140 -1,940m asl. Cochran (1970) recorded one individual from Valle de Cauca Cisneros below 500m asl, but Lynch (1997, 1998b) and Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch (1996) did not consider this to be a valid record. Probably by mistake, Acosta-Galvis (2000) included Valle del Cauca in its distribution.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Pristimantis cabrerai
Catalog Number: USNM 147513
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Locality: Andes, Antioquia, Colombia, South America
  • Paratype: Cochran, D. M. & Goin, C. J. 1970. United States National Museum Bulletin. (288): 399, plate 52a-c.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found among fallen leaves, and branches and leaves of low herbaceous vegetation in secondary montane forest and mature forests. It breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch

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

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.
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Population

Population
It is not a common species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat loss due to agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is the main threat to the species outside protected areas.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Orquideas, but there is a need to strengthen and expand the existing coverage of protected areas in the Colombian Andes.
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