Pristimantis tayrona
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the departments of Cesar, Guajira and Magdalena, Colombia, from 1,300-2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal species that can be observed perching on arboreal bromeliads, in which it shelters during the day. Breeding is by direct development, and the eggs are also laid on arboreal bromeliads.


It is extremely abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species' habitat are cultivation and fumigation of crops, and the rearing of livestock.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis tayrona. In: IUCN 2014


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