Pristimantis nephophilus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis nephophilus
Species Authority: (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)
Eleutherodactylus nephophilus Duellman and Pramuk, 1999

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, Wilfredo Arizabal, Daniel Neira, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales
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 Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from three localities in Peru between 1,080 and 2,180m 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 1,800m 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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Daniel Neira, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales. 2004. Pristimantis nephophilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56787A11523131. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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