Pristimantis museosus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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: Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to the central cordilleras of Panama, ranging from 700-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with low vegetation in humid montane forest. Breeding is by direct development, although the site of egg deposition is not known.


It is generally rare, but common in a few sites such as the head of the Río Changuinola and the Bosque Protector Palo in Bocas del Toro Province and the continental divide near Copé, Coclé Province.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The principal threat is habitat loss, mainly due to small-scale subsistence wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

Much of its range is included in protected areas, including Parque Nacional Chagres.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Panama.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2010. Pristimantis museosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56780A11521073. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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