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Pristimantis bromeliaceus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental (1,707-2,622m asl), northern (1,500-1,600m asl) and western (1,830m asl) slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor, province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Loja, and the Cordillera de Cutucù (1,700m asl), province of Morona-Santiago in southern Ecuador. Also recorded from Abra Pardo Miguel (2,180m asl) in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in the department of San Martin, Peru (05° 46'S; 77°42'W).

Habitat and Ecology

It is present within humid montane forests. Individuals occur on low vegetation at night and in bromeliads by day (Duellman and Pramuk 1999). Breeding takes place by direct development although the egg deposition site is not known. The ability of this species to adapt to modified habitats is unknown.

Population

This is an uncommon species. In Peru, only two specimens have ever been recorded.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is recorded from the Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, Peru, and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in Ecuador.

Citation

Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis bromeliaceus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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