Pristimantis diogenes
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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 from two localities close together; one in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and the other just outside the park, both in Cauca department, on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, from 1,470-1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is a microhabitat specialist, found on rocks near waterfalls in streams in primary forests. It has not been recorded outside primary forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is not thought to be a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to the species' habitat at present, as its habitat is relatively well protected. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams at high elevations have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions

One locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, and the other is in a private reserve that has well-protected primary forest. The maintenance of these protected areas is essential for the long-term survival of this restricted-range, microhabitat specialist.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis diogenes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56563A11483985. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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