Pristimantis spinosus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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' range is the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera de Matanga and the Cordillera del Cóndor in southern Ecuador, from 1,707-2,835m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found on low vegetation in well-preserved cloud forests. Breeding is by direct development.


It is rare in the Cordillera del Cóndor.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its range is not significantly threatened since people are averse to entering the area due to the land mines left during the Ecuador-Peru border war in 1995.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Nogales, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis spinosus. In: IUCN 2014


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