Pristimantis cabrerai 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis cabrerai (Cochran & Goin, 1970)
Common Name(s):
English Valle Robber Frog
Spanish Rana Camuflada
Eleutherodactylus cabrerai Cochran & Goin, 1970
Eleutherodactylus surdus Cochran & Goin, 1970 ssp. cabrerai
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Mention of this species by Kattan (1984) refers to P. capitonis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
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, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the departments of Antioquia and Caldas on the Cordillera Occidental of the Colombian Andes from 1,140 -1,940m asl. Cochran (1970) recorded one individual from Valle de Cauca Cisneros below 500m asl, but Lynch (1997, 1998b) and Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch (1996) did not consider this to be a valid record. Probably by mistake, Acosta-Galvis (2000) included Valle del Cauca in its distribution.
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Population [top]

Population:It is not a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found among fallen leaves, and branches and leaves of low herbaceous vegetation in secondary montane forest and mature forests. It breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is the main threat to the species outside protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Orquideas, but there is a need to strengthen and expand the existing coverage of protected areas in the Colombian Andes.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch. 2004. Pristimantis cabrerai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56483A11472102. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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