Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis colostichos
Species Authority: (La Marca and Smith, 1982)
Eleutherodactylus colostichos La Marca and Smith, 1982

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a single, very restricted locality in the Páramo de Los Conejos, in the Sierra de la Culata, in the state of Mérida, Venezuela. It has been recorded from 3,000-3,600m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species that inhabits páramo grassland. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture and habitat disturbance by tourists are major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The population is protected within the Parque Nacional Sierra de la Culata. Close population monitoring of this species is required given that it is known only from a single locality.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez. 2004. Pristimantis colostichos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56519A11490167. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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