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Pristimantis pataikos

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis pataikos
Species Authority: (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)
Synonym(s):
Eleutherodactylus pataikos 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
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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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