Pristimantis cerasinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pristimantis cerasinus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1875)
Craugastor cerasinus (Cope, 1875)
Eleutherodactylus cerasinus (Cope, 1875)
Eleutherodactylus operosus Savage, McCranie and Wilson, 1999
Eleutherodactylus peraltae Barbour, 1928
Eleutherodactylus tiptoni Lynch, 1964

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Jay Savage, Gunther Köhler
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in humid forests of the Atlantic lowlands and southern premontane slopes from Honduras to eastern Panama (including islands in the Bocas del Toro) and marginally on the Pacific slope in northwestern Costa Rica, at elevations of 19-1500m asl (Savage, 2002; Federico Bolaños pers. comm. 2007).
Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: In Costa Rica it has disappeared from higher elevations of its range where it originally was rare (e.g., Peñas Blancas valley of Monteverde); populations appear stable in lowlands. Populations are considered to be stable in Panama; the species appears to be rare in Honduras.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid lowland and montane forest; it may occasionally be recorded in coffee fincas. Adults are found in leaf-litter by day, and on low vegetation at night. This species shows a direct development form of reproduction; eggs are deposited on low vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is generally threatened by habitat loss resulting from severe deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from several protected areas.
Citation: Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Jay Savage, Gunther Köhler 2004. Pristimantis cerasinus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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