Pristimantis yustizi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Barrio-Amora_s & Chaca_n-Ortiz,2004 Graellsia 60(1): 3-12.

© 2006 César L. Barrio Amoros (1 of 4)
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 occurs at 800-1,600m asl in the Cordillera de Mérida, in Táchira, Apure, and Barinas (and also presumably Mérida, Portuguesa and Trujillo) States of western Venezuela. The limits to its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from lower montane cloud forest, where individuals were found at night, perched on vegetation 50-150cm above the ground near small and large streams, and on a branch 20cm above the ground. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


No information is currently available.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat in this region is deforestation for smallholder agricultural development, including incursions into protected areas.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Parque Nacional Yacambú, and potentially a number of other protected areas within its range.

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.


Simon Stuart 2006. Pristimantis yustizi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61821A12563163. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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