Pristimantis nicefori
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2010 Division of Herpetology, University of Kansas (1 of 1)

  hear call (13970.8K WAV file)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Páramo de Tamá, in the State of Táchira, Venezuela, and in the pàramos in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia (in the Departments of Boyacà, Norte de Santander, and Santander). Its altitudinal range is 2,500-4,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of páramo montane grassland. It breeds by direct development.


It is apparently an abundant species, but has only seldom been recorded in recent years due to lack of effort.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Apart from the effects of fire on its habitat, this species is probably not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Parque Nacional Tamá in Venezuela, and in the PNN Pisba and the PNN El Cocuy in Colombia.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.


Enrique La Marca, Jose Vicente Rueda, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56789A11523590. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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