Pristimantis scopaeus
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from a couple of localities that are very close to one another in Paramo de los Valles, in the municipality of Cajamarca in Tolima Department, in the central Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, at altitudes of 3,400-3,680m asl. The range of this species could be wider, as the region to the south of the known localities has not been well surveyed.

Habitat and Ecology

It is typically found on low vegetation among grasses in páramo, and has also been recorded from pastureland. It breeds by direct development.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss caused by cattle grazing, and in particular the burning of the páramo in order to cause the grass to grow faster for the cattle to graze upon.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, although the type locality is within an area protected for its role as a water catchment.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis scopaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56959A11560953. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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