Pristimantis quantus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis quantus (Lynch, 1998)
Eleutherodactylus quantus Lynch, 1998
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 D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two localities on the Serrania de los Paraguas, in Valle del Cauca and Choco departments, on the Cordillera Occidental in western Colombia, from 2,100-2,250m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is sometimes regularly encountered and sometimes inexplicably uncommon. Its very small size probably explains its rarity in collections.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is restricted to forest habitat, or the forest edge. It occupies exactly the same microhabitat as E. myops with which it is microsympatric. At one of the two localities, E. quantus is more abundant than E. myops, but the reverse occurs at the other locality suggesting local ecological differences. It breeds via direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of the species is relatively unthreatened at present, although if a planned road is built this will present a major threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species does not include any protected areas; however, there are ongoing efforts promoting the creation of a formal protected area that would include the Serrania de los Paraguas. This species requires close population monitoring given that it has such a restricted range.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch. 2004. Pristimantis quantus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56893A11539771. . Downloaded on 24 November 2017.
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