Pristimantis mars
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 only from the type locality: La Empalada, in the municipality of Mistrató, in the department of Risaralda, Colombia, from 1,760-1,790m asl. There has been quite extensive sampling in the neighbouring regions suggesting that it is most likely confined to this area.

Habitat and Ecology

It is usually found on low vegetation and in leaf-litter, inside primary cloud forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss caused by agricultural development, particularly the cultivation of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is near Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, but it has not been recorded from inside the park. Protection of the species' habitat is essential for the long-term survival of this restricted range, primary forest species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Taxonomic Notes

This is the sister species of Pristimantis bellona according to Lynch and Ruíz-Carranza (1996b).


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis mars. In: IUCN 2014


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