Pristimantis padrecarlosi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Mueses-Cisneros,2006 A new species of Eleutherodactylus (Amphibia: Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the western flank of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. Zootaxa 1271: 29-35
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

Pristimantis padrecarlosi is known from a section of the road between Bucaramanga and Pamplona (kms 18-22), municipalities of Tona and Floridablanca, department of Santander, Colombia. It can be found between 1500 and 1950 masl (Mueses-Cisneros, 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is active at night, often found on vegetation between 1-1.5 meters above the ground, next to small streams, roads, and in cracks between rocks in the splash zone of the stream in the type locality. Other amphibian species at the site include Cochranella daidalea, Hyalinobatrachium ibama, Hyloscirtus callipeza, Pristimantis bicolor, P. douglasi, P. miyatai, P. prolixodiscus and Bolitoglossa nicefori (Mueses-Cisneros, 2006). The species was also found within the forest, both close and far away from bodies of water (J.J. Mueses-Cisneros, pers. comm. 2008).

The species is presumed to breed by direct development.


The species was described from 15 specimens. In order to give a reliable estimate of P. padrecarlosi's relative abundance it is necessary to first resolve the identity of this species and that of P. douglasi both in the field and in museum collections, given the similarity between both species (J.J. Mueses-Cisneros, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is an area restricted to public access, although it is unclear whether it is a reserve or protected area. Other localities appear to be unprotected (J.J. Mueses-Cisneros, pers. comm. 2008).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is considered to be within the Eleutherodactylus conspicillatus group according to the original publication (Mueses-Cisneros, 2006), although superficially the species is very similar to E. douglasi [assigned to the E. galdi group] (J.J. Mueses-Cisneros, pers. comm. 2008). In the genus Pristimantis following Heinicke et al. (2007). The species is differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Mueses-Cisneros, 2006).


Jonh Jairo Mueses-Cisneros 2008. Pristimantis padrecarlosi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136022A4231773. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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