Pristimantis caliginosus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the vicinity of the type locality: Cordillera Azul, Pass of Carretera Central, in Huánuco Region, Peru. It occurs at 1,650 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is cloud forest, where the trees are generally spaced widely, separated by 2–3 m, in tall shrubland. Wet depressions and small ravines are scattered throughout the area, with slightly taller (4-9 m high) elfin forest. This species breeds by direct development.


Its population status is unknown. The holotype is in poor condition and therefore the validity of this species is uncertain (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information about the threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It might occur in Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, but this requires confirmation.

Research Needed
Further taxonomic research is needed to determine the validity of this species (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017). More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and ecology.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Eleutherodactylus nebulosus Henle, 1992 was discovered to be a junior homonym of Syrrhophus nebulosus Taylor, 1943, hence Eleutherodactylus caliginosus Lynch, 1996 was published as a replacement name. The species is now treated under the genus Pristimantis, so its original specific name of nebulosus has been restored. Duellman and Lehr (2009) suggested that because the holotype is in poor condition that association with a living population is problematic.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis nebulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56489A111352008. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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