Pristimantis vilarsi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2006 César L. Barrio Amorós (1 of 3)
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: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Pristimantis vilarsi is known from Brazil (only from the Purus river), Colombia (between the river Guaviare and Caquetá), northern Peru (one record in Loretoyacu, in the department of Loreto) and from southern Venezuela.

In Venezuela it is distributed through all known lowland rainforest south of the Orinoco river, except for the extreme eastern ones (e.g. Imataca) (Barrio-Amorós and Molina, 2006).

It has been recorded from 100-1230 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in the leaf-litter of lowland tropical rainforest. It is easily found at night, on low plants, leaves, rocks, mossy walls, and on the ground, near or far from streams. During the day it can be found on leaf litter. Calling males have been seen on rainy nights in May 2005 at Tobogán de la Selva, Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas state, Venezuela (Barrio-Amorós and Molina, 2006).

It is a direct developing species, although the egg deposition site is not known. It is apparently able to adapt to some disturbance of its habitat.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

The species has recently been assigned to the genus Pristimantis following Heinicke et al. (2007) (Frost, 2007). It was redescribed by Barrio-Amorós and Molina (2006) based on morphological features and colour patterns of additional specimens.


Cesar Barrio-Amorós 2008. Pristimantis vilarsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57044A11573624. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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