Pristimantis carlossanchezi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Arroyo 2007 New frog (Brachycephalidae: Eleutherodactylus) from the western flank of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. Zootaxa 1389:61-68
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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

Pristimantis carlossanchezi is known from localities ranging from the departments of Santander (northern section) to Boyacá (south-western section), Colombia. It has been recorded for elevations ranging from 2400-2550 masl (Arroyo, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is more frequently observed in cloud forest above 2400 masl, particularly in secondary forest (S. Arroyo, pers. comm. 2008). Individuals are found on leaves at heights 1.5 to 2.0 m above the ground and are nocturnal. Pristimantis carlossanchezi was not heard, male calling activity was not recorded (Arroyo, 2007).


It is considered to be a rare species (Arroyo, 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Given that the species was collected in regenerating secondary forest, perhaps deforestation could be a possible threat (S. Arroyo, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

In the course of three studies the species was collected at two different sites, both of which are in protected areas [one is in a Reserve projected to become a Natural Park, and the other one is in an area that has been declared as a Sactuary](S. Arroyo, pers. comm. 2008).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Pristimantis carlossanchezi is diagnosed by a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (Arroyo, 2007).


Sandy Arroyo 2008. Pristimantis carlossanchezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136189A4257320. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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