Pristimantis ocreatus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

Anfibios del Ecuador

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, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Páramos del Angel and Chamizo, Carchi Province, in extreme northern Ecuador, at elevations of 3,000-4,150m asl. More survey work, including in nearby Colombia, might turn up additional localities for this species.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in sub-páramo and páramo habitats, and is also found in secondary forest. It is a fossorial species that breeds by direct development.


In 2000, it was noted as being uncommon in Chamizo. In 2002-2003, Páramos del Angel was burned and subsequent visits have failed to find this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation, primarily due to agriculture and wood extraction. Severe fire damage might have extirpated this species from Páramos del Angel.

Conservation Actions

It is not recorded from any protected areas, but may occur in the Reserva Ecológica El Ángel. There is a need for the protection of the high-elevation páramo habitat of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis ocreatus. In: IUCN 2014


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