Pristimantis frater
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2012 Andrés Acosta (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 can be found on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta, and from the Serranía de la Macarena, in Colombia. Its altitudinal range is from 1,000-1,600m asl. It might be more widely distributed than existing records indicate.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits premontane humid forests, and is found on low vegetation. It has been recorded from secondary forest. Reproduction occurs by direct development.


It is a common species, and was last collected in 1993 when the last surveys took place.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (crops and cattle ranching) is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from Parque Nacional Natural Serranía de la Macarena.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Jose Vicente Rueda 2010. Pristimantis frater. In: IUCN 2014


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