Pristimantis lynchi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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

This species is known from the slopes of the Oriental and Occidental Cordilleras in the departments of Santander and Boyacá, Colombia. It has been recorded from 2,460-3,340m asl. It probably occurs more widely, but this requires confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits typical vegetation of high Andean forest: gramineous, herbaceous and small bushes, lichens and moss, and natural pastures. Individuals are active in leaf-litter, and during the day they can be found under rocks. This is a species that breeds by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural development, creation of pine plantations, and overgrazing by goats, is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis lynchi. In: IUCN 2014


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