Pristimantis ortizi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Guayasamin JM, Almeida-Reinoso D, Nogales-Sornosa F 2004 Two new species of frogs (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus) from the high Andes of northern Ecuador. Herpetological Monographs 18:127-141

© 2005 Luis A. Coloma (1 of 3)

Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from 3,264-3,420m asl near El Chamizo in Carchi Province, and from Nueva América in Imbabura Province, in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in northern Ecuador. The limits to its distribution remain unknown, and it is likely to be found in adjacent Colombia.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from montane evergreen forest and herbaceous páramo, as well as páramo dominated by Espeletia pycnophylla ssp. angelensis. Some individuals were found in secondary montane forest and agricultural land, suggesting at least a degree of tolerance to habitat degradation. Individuals are mainly found at night in terrestrial bromeliads, or on other plants or on the ground. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat alteration might be a threat to it, but this species does appear to be tolerant of a degree of habitat disturbance.

Conservation Actions

Nueva América is near the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and it seems likely that this species occurs within this protected area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Juan Guayasamin 2006. Pristimantis ortizi. In: IUCN 2014


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