Pristimantis capitonis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 three localities in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, and most likely occurs in suitable habitat in between. It has been recorded from 2,440-2,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found on low vegetation or in leaf-litter in primary and secondary forest or forest edge, but has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.


It is a reasonably common species, and is very common in Munchique.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordilllera of the Colombian Andes.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was mistakenly reported as P. cabrerai by Kattan (1984).


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis capitonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56491A11474134. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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