Pristimantis chrysops
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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 Valle del Cauca and Choco Departments in the cloud forests of the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, from 900-2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found mainly in the forest canopy and is mostly active in vegetation 1.5m above the ground in primary and secondary forest; it has not been recorded outside forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Forest clearance for agricultural development and cattle ranching has already destroyed some of the habitat within the range of the species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Los Farallones de Cali, but there remains a need for improved protection of its remaining forest habitat in the Cordillera Occidental. Further survey work is necessary to establish the current population status of this species.

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 Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis chrysops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56512A11487932. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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