Pristimantis peruvianus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis peruvianus (Melin, 1941)
Eleutherodactylus peruvianus (Melin, 1941)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species is possibly a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in the upper Amazon basin of western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and southern Colombia. It is found at elevations of 200-1,750m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Primarily it is a terrestrial (and low vegetation) species of upland cloud, flooded lowland and oxbow palm swamp forest (Lynch, 1980; Lynch and Duellman, 1980). A species that breeds by direct development, its egg deposition takes place in leaf-litter. It may also occur in secondary habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), oil exploration and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in a number of protected areas. The range of this species overlaps with Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (Madre de Dios), Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul in Central Peru and Santiago Comainas Reserve Zone in northern Peru. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. It is present in a number of protected areas in Brazil.

Citation: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Pristimantis peruvianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56848A11544554. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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