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Pristimantis appendiculatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis appendiculatus
Species Authority: (Werner, 1894)
Synonym(s):
Eleutherodactylus appendiculatus (Werner, 1894)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was redescribed by Lynch (1970).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Wilmar Bolívar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the Pacific slopes of the Andes in Ecuador (Imbabura and Pichincha Provinces) and extreme southern Colombia (Department of Nariño). It is likely to occur between these two areas, and perhaps more widely. Its known altitudinal range is from 1,460-2,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in both undisturbed and secondary habitats.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of montane cloud forest, also surviving in secondary growth where there is good vegetation cover. It has been found on low vegetation in dense forest at night, sometimes close to streams. Juveniles are active during the day on the forest floor. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are deposited in leaf-litter.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, plantations, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the La Planada private reserve in Colombia. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Pristimantis appendiculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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