Pristimantis eriphus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis eriphus
Species Authority: (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Eleutherodactylus eriphus Lynch and Duellman, 1980
Eleutherodactylus eriphus Lynch and Duellman, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-27
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Almeida, John Lynch, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Ana Almendáriz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Colombian and Ecuadorian Andes.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the valley of the Río Papallacta on the eastern face of the Andes in Napo Province, Ecuador, and Putumayo Department, Colombia, at elevations of 2,160-2,750m asl. In Ecuador, the species is only known from four localities. It probably occurs more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2160
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2750
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Population [top]

Population: This species was recorded as common in Guacamayos, La Sofia, Cosanga, and Reventador, Ecuador, in 2003.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been found in partially cleared and old growth cloud forest. It is active at night on top of low herbaceous vegetation. Mueses-Cisneros (2005) reported finding specimens next to the shores of the Rio Putumayo and within the forest, from ground level, on top of herbaceous vegetation, up to 3m high, above shrubs. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): General habitat loss due to logging and agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca and Reserva Ecológica Antisana in Ecuador.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Almeida, John Lynch, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Ana Almendáriz. 2010. Pristimantis eriphus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56584A11487709. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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