Pristimantis nephophilus 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis nephophilus
Species Authority: (Duellman & Pramuk, 1999)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Cutín de Rioja
Eleutherodactylus nephophilus Duellman & Pramuk, 1999
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: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Rodriguez, L., Martinez, J.L., Arizabal, W., Neira, D., Almeida, D. & Nogales, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
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 Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from three localities in Peru between 1,080 and 2,180 m asl along the road from Abra Pardo Miguel to Moyobamba, San Martin Province, on the east slope of the northern part of the Cordillera Central. It has recently been recorded from a single locality in Curintza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Ecuador, at 1,800 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a montane and cloud forest species, and is not known to occur in degraded habitats. Adults and juveniles have been found approximately 1m above the ground in humid montane forest at night; one juvenile was on the ground by day. This species breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In Peru, the major threat is loss of habitat for agriculture, selective logging, and human settlement. In Ecuador, selective logging is the primary cause for loss of habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in Ecuador. In Peru, it has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Rodriguez, L., Martinez, J.L., Arizabal, W., Neira, D., Almeida, D. & Nogales, F. 2016. Pristimantis nephophilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56787A86247613. . Downloaded on 22 October 2016.
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