Pristimantis viridicans
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 departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, from 1,700-2,680m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on grasses along roads and forest edge, and is never found far from forest. A nocturnal species, during the day it can be found under rocks and logs in forested areas. It breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).

Conservation Actions

Some populations occur within Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and Parque Nacional Natural Los Farallones.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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


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