Pristimantis paululus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 north of the Pastaza River, in Amazonian Ecuador below 600m asl. It is likely to occur more widely, probably in neighbouring Colombia and Peru, although this requires confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of Eastern Cordillera Real Montane Forest and Napo Moist Forests in the eastern tropical Altitudinal Zone. Specimens have been taken by day on the forest floor and by night on low vegetation in forests. At Parque Nacional Yasuni it has been recorded in Terra Firme primary forest. It is also known from secondary forest, and clearings.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging are major threats to the species’ habitat.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution range includes Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Parque Nacional Yasuni, Reserva Biólogica Limoncocha, and Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis paululus. In: IUCN 2014


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