Pristimantis huicundo
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Guayasamin JM, Almeida-Reinoso, Nogales-Sornosa F. 2004 Two new species of frogs (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus) from the high Andes of northern Ecuador. Herp. Monog. 18:127-141.

© 2005 Luis A. Coloma (1 of 2)
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from 3,229-3,700m asl near El Playón de San Francisco, Sucumbíos Province, and a nearby locality in Carchi Province, in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in northern Ecuador. The proximity of these localities to the Colombian border suggests that it is likely to be known from here also, although the limits of its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from montane evergreen forest and, less commonly, from páramo dominated by Espeletia pycnophylla ssp. angelensis. Extensive fieldwork suggests that it does not occur in degraded habitats. Individuals are mainly found at night on terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads, on branches, and on vegetation 30-230cm above the ground. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is deforestation due to smallholder farming, rearing of livestock, and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

This species does not occur in any protected areas, and effective habitat conservation is needed.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Juan Guayasamin 2006. Pristimantis huicundo. In: IUCN 2014


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