Pristimantis bacchus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pristimantis bacchus
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1984)
Eleutherodactylus bacchus Lynch, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the Departament of Santander, Colombia, 1,740-2,300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species that was last recorded in 2002.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation in the undergrowth of cloud forests. It can also be found at forest edges and shrubs in pastures, so it can tolerate some level of disturbance, but probably cannot tolerate the complete opening up of its habitat. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats include habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and cattle ranching.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. Additional survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis bacchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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