Pristimantis xylochobates
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 only from two sites on the crest of the Serranía de los Paraguas on the border of the departments of Chocó and Valle del Cauca, in Colombia, from 2,100-2,250m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals perch on low vegetation inside dense undisturbed forests. It breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to the species' habitat at present, but there are plans to build a road along the Serranía de los Paraguas that will threaten the species' habitat in the future if it goes ahead as planned.

Conservation Actions

It is not currently recorded from any protected area, but there are ongoing efforts to transform the Serrania de los Paraguas into a wildlife reserve. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its very limited range.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis xylochobates. In: IUCN 2014


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