Pristimantis modipeplus
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 edges of the Ambato-Riobamba Valley in central Ecuador between 2,560 and 3,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in high-altitude páramo grassland and sub-páramo bush land. It is not known whether or not it tolerates habitat degradation. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation. At the type locality, for example, patches of natural vegetation have been cleared for agriculture, livestock farming, and pine plantations, and this is believed to be having a serious impact on the species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, which makes formal protection of this species' high-altitude habitat a priority.


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


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