Pristimantis rubicundus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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 occurs on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, from the Pastaza trench (at 1,080-1,300m asl) and from the north in the Cordillera del Dué (at 1,150m asl). It is known from six localities.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of cloud forest, individuals have been found up to 2m above the ground on herbaceous plants, bushes, or low limbs of trees at night. It probably does not survive in degraded habitats. Breeding is presumed to be 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 due to agricultural development (particularly livestock farming), logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

The geographic range of the species overlaps the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, Parque Nacional Sumaco, and Parque Nacional Llanganates.


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


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