Pristimantis ornatissimus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 the north-western flank of the Andes in Ecuador, from 400-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of humid temperate and subtropical primary and secondary forest (Lynch and Duellman 1997). It breeds by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock) and logging, and the habitat within its range is now severely fragmented. Agricultural pollution is also a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range overlaps Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and slightly with Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on the Pacific slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Pristimantis ornatissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56816A11538069. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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