Pristimantis jabonensis
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 jabonensis is only known from the type locality, Páramo El Jabón, Municipality of Carache, state of Trujillo, Venezuela. It has been found between 3100-3200 masl (La Marca, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is known to occur in the páramo ecosystem. It inhabits páramo grasses (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).


The species was relatively common at the time of discovery. However, there have been no further visits to the type locality thereafter (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is present within Dinira National Park (E. La Marca, 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

The genus Paramophrynella was proposed by La Marca (2007), which included P. jabonensis; Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Paramophrynella in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis jabonensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (La Marca, 2007).


Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis jabonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135748A4196459. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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