Pristimantis thectopternus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2013 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 1)
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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Occidental Cordillera (departments of Antioquia and Cauca), and from the Occidental slope of the Central Cordillera (departments of Valle del Cauca and Caldas) and the Oriental slope of the Central Cordillera (department of Caldas), Colombia. It has been recorded between 1,580–2,600 m asl (Castro-Herrera and Vargas-Salinas 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is an inhabitant of primary and secondary forests, and is also well adapted to disturbed areas. It is nocturnal and occurs on low vegetation. It breeds by direct development.


It is a common species and the population is considered to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Its range includes several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Munchique, PNN Serrania Los Paraguas, PNN Las Orquideas, Regional Reserve Ucumari, Regional Reserve Río Blanco, and Regional Reserve Bosques de Florencia.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis thectopternus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57002A85880312. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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