Pristimantis simoteriscus
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 the páramos on the border of the departments of Tolima and Quindio, in the Cordillera Central of Colombia, from 3,580-3,680m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in páramo areas, under rocks, logs, and in the roots of grasses among Espeletia; it is also found in pastureland. It breeds by direct development.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by cattle grazing (and in particular, burning of the páramo in order to cause the grass to grow faster for the cattle to graze upon) is the major threat.

Conservation Actions

There are no protected areas within the range of this species, and its remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis simoteriscus. In: IUCN 2014


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