Pristimantis walkeri
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 from more than ten localities on the Pacific slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, from 100-1,270m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Although it occurs in wet areas, the species can also tolerate conditions in the relatively dry forests. It occurs in humid subtropical regime, humid tropical regime, dry subtropical regime and dry tropical regime (Lynch and Duellman, 1997). It is more commonly found in forests, but can also be found in plantations and highly disturbed habitats. It breeds by direct development.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, agricultural pollution and infrastructure development for human settlement are major threats to the species’ habitat. Its habitat is presently severely fragmented.

Conservation Actions

Its range overlaps Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas, Parque Nacional Machalilla and Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Manuel Morales, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Pristimantis walkeri. In: IUCN 2014


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