Pristimantis parectatus
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 from four localities in the municipalities of Pensilvania and Samaná, in the department of Caldas, and from the municipality of Guatepé, in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,800-2,850m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is usually found on vegetation in the intermediate and lower strata of high-altitude Andean cloud forests; it is restricted to primary forest because of its moisture needs. It breeds by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).

Conservation Actions

Some populations of this species are within Florencia Forest, an area in the process of being declared a natural reserve area. There is an urgent need for the protection of remaining forest habitat within the range of this species, particularly given its senstivity to habitat disturbance.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera 2004. Pristimantis parectatus. In: IUCN 2014


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