Pristimantis lemur
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 occurs in cloud forest in the municipalities of Pensilvania and SamanĂ¡, in Caldas Department, and also in the municipalities of Anori, Amalfi, Yarumal, Guatape and Carmen del Viboral in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 1,800–2,650 m asl. Its EOO is 7,759 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal, nocturnal species that inhabits areas covered by dense primary forest. It appears to tolerate some degree of disturbance of its habitat, as it has been collected in secondary forest (P. Gutierrez pers. comm. August 2016). It breeds by direct development.


It is not a common species. Most of the population is distributed in small subpopulations without exchange of individuals among them. The population is therefore considered severely fragmented. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops) and from logging.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is present in Selvas de Florencia National Park and, the private protected area, Reserva Natural La Forzosa.

Research Needed
Research is needed to better determine its distribution, population size and trends and the threats that may be affecting it.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 7,759 km2, its population is severely fragmented, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, and livestock.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis lemur. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56709A85869548. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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