Pristimantis megalops
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 northern and western areas from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the locality of San Lorenzo, in the departments of Cesar, Guajira, and Magdalena in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,300-2,450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species known from cloud forest areas. It occurs in closed-canopy (up to 25 m) secondary forest, riparian forest, and pine plantations (Carvajalino-Fernández et al., 2008). It can be found on fallen leaves and under rocks and logs. It breeds by direct development.


It is very common. Recently found in surveys at San Lorenzo (Carvajalino-Fernández et al., 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Cultivation and fumigation of crops, and the rearing of livestock, are major threats to this species' habitat

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2010. Pristimantis megalops. In: IUCN 2014


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