Pristimantis acerus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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

Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality and its vicinity between Papallacta and Cuyuja in Napo Province, Ecuador, at 2,660-2,750m asl. It probably occurs elsewhere, though it is unlikely to be a widespread species.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in upper montane cloud forest, and presumably breeds by direct development. There is no information on its adaptability to disturbed habitats.


There is no recent information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are likely to be deforestation due to agricultural development, creation of plantations, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and habitat protection is urgently needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis acerus. In: IUCN 2014


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