Pristimantis pedimontanus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: La Marca,2004 Herpetotropicos,1: 1.
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: Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs at 980-1,700m asl in the Cordillera de Mérida, in Táchira, Barinas, Portuguesa, and Lara (and also presumably Mérida and Trujillo) States in western Venezuela.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from lower montane cloud forest. Individuals were collected at night on rocks, on the ground, or on leaves of shrubby vegetation at the edge of streams, and on sand under a trunk by a spring. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat in this region is deforestation for smallholder agriculture, including incursions into protected areas.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Parque Nacional Chorro del Indio and Parque Nacional Yacambú, and potentially a number of other protected areas within its range.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


Enrique La Marca 2006. Pristimantis pedimontanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61815A12561697. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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