Tachiramantis prolixodiscus
family: Craugastoridae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Colombia in the Cordillera Oriental (including the Serranía de Los Motilones), in the Departments of Norte de Santander and Santander; and in Macizo de Tamá and the Cordillera de Merida in Venezuela. Its altitudinal range is 1,600-2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in cloud forests, including secondary forest, and in terrestrial bromeliads in sub-páramo bush land. It breeds by direct development.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Deforestation due to potato cultivation is perhaps the most significant threat. However, many of its habitats, especially at higher altitudes, are unlikely to be seriously threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Area Natural Unica los Estoraques and the Estacion Experimental El Rasgon in Venezuela. Its occurrence in protected areas in Colombia is unclear.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Eleutherodactylus chlorosoma was synonymized with P. prolixodiscus by Lynch (2003).


Enrique La Marca, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Tachiramantis prolixodiscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56879A11535753. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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