Pristimantis flabellidiscus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: La Marca E 2007 Sinopsis taxonomica de dos generos nuevos de anfibios (Anura: Leptodactylidae) de los Andes de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 3:67-87.
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: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Pristimantis flabellidiscus is currently only known from its type locality, Los Aranguren (ca 8 35’59’’ N, 70 55’28’ ’W, 2860 masl), south slope of the Sierra Nevada National Park, municipality of Rangel, Mérida state, Venezuela (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of this species have been found during the day, under small rocks close to human habitation or close to a stream in the subpáramo ecosystem. At time of encounter air temperatures varied between 6 C and 10 C (La Marca, 2007).


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known to occur in the Sierra Nevada National Park.

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

The genus Mucubatrachus was recently proposed by La Marca (2007). Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Mucubatrachus in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis flabellidiscus can be distinguished from other similar species by very expanded discs and a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (La Marca, 2007).


Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis flabellidiscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136032A4235536. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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