Pristimantis turpinorum
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Trinidad and Tobago


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to lowland parts of north-eastern Tobago Island (in Trinidad and Tobago).

Habitat and Ecology

It is generally associated with forest and more specifically with palm trees. Males call from the ends of palm tree fronds, and females have been found on the forest floor. It breeds by direct development; the site of egg deposition is not known, but may be within the palm trees.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to this species, but its restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

The forests of Tobago in which this species is found are protected as the Little Tobago Wildlife Sanctuary. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it has such a limited range.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.


Jerry Hardy 2004. Pristimantis turpinorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57018A11568019. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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