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Pristimantis ignicolor

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis ignicolor
Species Authority: (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Synonym/s:
Eleutherodactylus ignicolor Lynch and Duellman, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 in northern Ecuador.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from only three localities in the upper Río Papallacta Valley, in Napo Province, Ecuador, from 2,160-2,750m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: Very little is known of this species' current population status, but it is a rare species at the Estacion Biólogica Yanayacu (where it was collected as recently as 2003).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Individuals have been found on bushes, and in bamboo at the edges of small cascading streams at night in upper humid montane forest. It has not been recorded from secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to the species is habitat loss due to agricultural activities and logging. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas in Ecuador, although it has recently been collected from the Estacion Biólogica Yanayacu near Cusunga. Protection of montane forest habitat in the range of this species is recommended, and further survey work is needed to monitor the population status of this species, particularly given the potential threat of chytrid.
Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis ignicolor. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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