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Pristimantis capitonis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
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 three localities in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, and most likely occurs in suitable habitat in between. It has been recorded from 2,440-2,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found on low vegetation or in leaf-litter in primary and secondary forest or forest edge, but has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is a reasonably common species, and is very common in Munchique.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was mistakenly reported as P. cabrerai by Kattan (1984).

Citation

Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis capitonis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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