Pristimantis baryecuus
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from eight localities on the eastern face of the Cordillera Oriental, east of Cuenca, in Morono-Santiago Province, Ecuador, at 2,195-2,988m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits high-altitude sub-páramo bushland and cloud forests, but can survive in somewhat degraded forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


It is a reasonably common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation is ongoing within its range, with the expansion of both agricultural activities and pine plantations.

Conservation Actions

Its geographic range overlaps Parque Nacional Sangay. There is a need for expanded and improved protection of the sub-páramo habitat of this species.


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


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