Pristimantis vicarius
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 departments of Huila, Nariño and Cauca, on the east slope of the highlands of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, from 2,900-3,275m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal species occurs on vegetation up to 1.5m above ground, inside the forest as well as next to streams. During the day it can be found under rocks and logs, and it is also found in páramo vegetation. Breeding is by direct development.


It is common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss, in particular in Nariño Department, caused by logging and agricultural development for crop cultivation (including illegal crops) and rearing of livestock. Other high-altitude, stream-breeding Eleutherodactylus species have undergone declines possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so this might be a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes Parque Nacional Natural Puracé. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


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


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