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Pristimantis hamiotae
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
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 a very small area north-west of Nono at 2,140m asl on the western slope of the Andes in Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in cloud forest, where it is a highly specialized species, living on wet rock faces. It is unlikely to be very adaptable to modified habitats in view of its specialized microhabitat requirements. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.

Population

It is a very rare species, and only five specimens have ever been collected.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The primary threat to the species is deforestation as a result of agricultural development (crops and livestock), and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas, and maintenance of the existing habitat is urgently needed. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status of this species.

Citation

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

 

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