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Pristimantis simonbolivari
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
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: Ecuador

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the region of the type locality, Cashca Totoras, Bolivar Province, in central Ecuador, at 3,200m asl. It may be more widely distributed than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

At the type locality, all individuals were in the vicinity of a spring in upper humid montane forest, but many individuals were found in herbaceous vegetation in forest. It also occurs, to a limited extent, in secondary forest. Reproduction occurs by direct development.

Population

The species is locally abundant in a patch of forest (Bosque Protector Cashca Totoras) of about 300ha.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (cultivation of crops and livestock farming) and logging; the forest habitat in and around the type locality is now severely fragmented.

Conservation Actions

Its geographic range does not overlap any protected areas, making it a priority to protect the remaining fragmented habitat of this species.

Citation

Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis simonbolivari. In: IUCN 2014

 

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