Pristimantis fetosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis fetosus (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1998)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Camuflada
Eleutherodactylus fetosus Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1998
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:

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, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, 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 only from a few localities within the vicinity of the type locality, Puerto Suárez, on the Cordillera Occidental in Caldas Department, Colombia, from 1,800-2,650m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in primary and secondary forests, and is very dependent on humid conditions and streamside conditions. It can be found on rocks and low vegetation. It needs gallery forest to maintain the humid conditions, and hence is not tolerant of any disturbance of its habitat. It breeds by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, as a result of deforestation for agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops), is the major threat to this species. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus associated with montane streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within the range of the species, and there is a need for the protection of remaining tracts of montane forest in this region.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch. 2004. Pristimantis fetosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56600A11500135. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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