Pristimantis calcaratus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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 occurs in the cloud forests of the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, from Risaralda Department to Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia, between 1,400–2,700 m asl. It occurs in three to five threat-defined locations and its EOO is 5,577 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found on the ground in primary and secondary cloud forests, but has not been recorded outside forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is a locally common species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Major threats include habitat loss caused by cattle grazing, agricultural development and mining activities.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Farallones de Cali National Park, and probably also in Tatamá National Park. 

Conservation Needed
Further habitat protection is required. 

Research Needed
Further research in population trends, ecology and distribution are recommended for the species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,577 km2, it occurs in about three to five threat-defined locations, and there is continuous decline in habitat extent and quality caused by cattle grazing, agricultural development and mining activities.

Taxonomic Notes

Lynch (1996b) notes misidentifications in earlier accounts.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis calcaratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56487A85860031. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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