Pristimantis prolatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis prolatus (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Eleutherodactylus prolatus Lynch and Duellman, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Amazonian slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in cloud forests, at elevations of 1,140-1,700m asl, on the eastern face of the Andes and the Cordillera de Cutucú in Ecuador.
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits cloud forests; specimens have been found on low vegetation at night, and most were found in ravines near streams (Lynch and Duellman 1980). It also occurs in secondary forest and forest edges. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and degradation, mainly due to agricultural activities, is the main threat to this species. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The geographic range of this species overlaps several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Sumaco, Parque Nacional Llanganates and Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz. 2004. Pristimantis prolatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56878A11535538. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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