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Pristimantis gracilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis gracilis
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1986)
Synonym(s):
Eleutherodactylus gracilis Lynch, 1986

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 on the Eastern and Central Cordilleras of the Colombian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in the departments of Valle del Cauca, Risaralda and Antioquia, and from the western slopes north of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Caldas and Antioquia, Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,680-2,320m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs mostly on leaves or branches along streams in cloud forest. It can also survive in secondary forests, but not in open areas outside forest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats included habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock), and pollution as a result of the fumigation of crops. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams at high-elevations 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: Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali and Regional Reserve Ucumari.

Citation: Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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