Pristimantis pataikos 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis pataikos (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Cutín de Leimebamba
Eleutherodactylus pataikos Duellman and 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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Ulrich Sinsch, 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 currently known from a single locality at 3,470m asl on the road from Balsa to Leimebamba, near the crest of the northern part of the Cordillera Central in the department of Amazonas, Peru. Recently, it was recorded in Ecuador from a locality in Curintza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, 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 forest species that is not well known. It breeds by direct development and it is not known if it can tolerate modified habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by selective logging activities in Ecuador. Threats in Peru are unknown, but there is general deforestation as a result of an increase in livestock and other agricultural activities, and selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Ulrich Sinsch, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales. 2004. Pristimantis pataikos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56833A11542511. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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