Pristimantis siopelus
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 only from the region of the type locality in cloud forest on the western slope of the Andes in extreme southern Colombia. It is presumed to extend into adjacent Ecuador but has not yet been recorded there. It ranges from 1,700-2,020m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is nocturnal, and is usually found on medium to high vegetation along side streams inside primary forest. Breeding is by direct development.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to the habitat at the type locality at present, but there is pressure from local people to convert the current protected area to land for agriculture and cattle farming.

Conservation Actions

The only known locality is within La Planada Natural Reserve. Continued management and maintenance of this protected area is essential to ensure the long-term survival of this species, particularly given its dependence upon good forest. Further survey work is needed to establish the current population status of this species, and to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, 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 siopelus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56969A11561410. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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