This species’ geographic range is Florencia, Caqueta Department, Colombia, at 740-1,660m asl, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental. Its distribution is probably much greater, considering the amount of available habitat nearby.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species that inhabits cloud forests, on strata from the ground up to 2m above the ground, particularly on roadsides. It also occurs inside dense forests along forest breaks.
It is abundant and was collected in 1992, although no surveying has been conducted at this site in quite a while.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species is closely related to Pristimantis fallax, P. gutturalis and P. lanthanites. Lynch and Suarez (2000), in describing the species, repeatedly used the incorrect spelling P. epicurus instead of P. epacrus.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis epacrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56580A11486171. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56580A11486171.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018