Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis jubatus
Species Authority: (García and Lynch, 2006)
Eleutherodactylus jubatus García and Lynch, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: In the genus Pristimantis according to Heinicke et al. (2007). Recognition of Pristimantis jubatus was based on morphological features (García and Lynch, 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Juan Carlos García
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, but its habitat does not appear to be significantly threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pristimantis jubatus is only known from the type locality: Munchique National Park, La Romelia sector (02 38' 40" N, 076 54’ 55" W, 2550–2750 masl), municipality of El Tambo, Department of Cauca, Colombia (García and Lynch, 2006).

Given the bioclimatic conditions of the area and the species' low dispersal rate outside of Munchique, P. jubatus is considered to be endemic of the area (J.C. García, pers. comm. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2550
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2750
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Population [top]

Population: Considered to be a very abundant species (García and Lynch, 2006).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits humid forest with dense plant cover (>80%). Individuals can be found at night on vegetation within 2 meters of the ground, with leaves being the preferred perch site. Relative abundance of juveniles during April-September and February-March suggests that reproduction of the species is continuous (García and Lynch, 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is currently known from a high elevation area (above 2500 masl) within a National Park. However, a potential threat, if the park's conservation policies were to change, could be constituted by the extensive Smurfit's pine crops that occur in neighbouring areas (J.C. García, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found within Munchique National Park.

Citation: Juan Carlos García. 2008. Pristimantis jubatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135851A4211316. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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