Pristimantis avius
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: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from an isolated tepui in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, specifically at the north base of Pico Tamacuari, in the Sierra Tapirapecó (01° 13'N; 64° 42'W), from 1,160-1,460m asl. It might occur more widely, but this requires confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial, nocturnal frog inhabiting montane tepui forest. Specimens have been found at night on low vegetation. Its breeding habits are unknown, although it presumably breeds by direct development.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species' habitat at present.

Conservation Actions

It occurs within Parque Nacional Parima-Tapirapecó.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient because it has only recently being discovered and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, ecology and population trends.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is morphologically similar to Pristimantis cantitans, but it is of smaller size and different colouration. It is similar in size and morphology to the sympatric P. memorans, but it is distinguished by lacking the W-shaped scapular mark.


Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis avius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56444A11479350. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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