Pristimantis pyrrhomerus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the upper cloud forest at elevations of 2,075-3,000m asl on the western flank of the Andes in the provinces of Pichincha, Imbabura, Carchi, Cotopaxi and Bolívar, Ecuador.

Habitat and Ecology

It seems to be restricted to the upper humid montane forest, and has been found most commonly under stones, logs, and wood chips along road cuts and in pastures by day (Lynch and Duellman 1997). In Cashca Totoras, this species is only found near streams. Reproduction occurs by direct development.


It is recorded as being uncommon in two sites (at Intag and Moran, in 2002), but common in Cashca Totoras (in 2000-2003).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation due to livestock farming and wood extraction activities, and the habitat is now severely fragmented.

Conservation Actions

Its geographic range overlaps several protected areas, including the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis pyrrhomerus. In: IUCN 2014


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