Pristimantis incomptus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis incomptus
Species Authority: (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Eleutherodactylus incomptus Lynch and Duellman, 1980
Eleutherodactylus kirklandi Flores, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Lynch and Duellman (1997) in regarding Pristimantis kirklandi as a synonym of P. incomptus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida
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 Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been reported from elevations of 1,370-1,910m asl on the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Napo and Sucumbios Provinces, Ecuador, and from about 1,300m asl on the southern slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor in Departmento Cajamarca, Peru (06° 05'S; 78° 43'W). It is likely to occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:In Ecuador, it is an uncommon species. In Peru, it has only been reported from two specimens (both sub-adult females).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in cloud forest. They are most frequently encountered at night on leaves of herbaceous vegetation or low bushes in clearings or at the forest edge (Lynch and Duellman 1980). It breeds by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known. It occurs in old and second growth forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to livestock ranching, agro-industry, and selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Ecuador, its distribution range overlaps with Reserva Ecológica Antisana, and Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca; it might also overlap with Parque Nacional Llanganatis and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras. It is not recorded from any protected areas in Peru. Further survey work is needed to determine if the species is more continuously distributed between records in Ecuador and Peru.

Citation: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida. 2004. Pristimantis incomptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56668A11515254. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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