Pristimantis savagei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis savagei
Species Authority: (Pyburn & Lynch, 1981)
Common Name(s):
English Pyburn's Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus savagei Pyburn & Lynch, 1981
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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2008-12-03
Assessor(s): Ramírez Pinilla, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Amézquita, A. & Ardila-Robayo, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Near Threatened because, although its Extent of Occurrence appears to be less than 5,000 km2, it is common, somewhat adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Serranía de Macarena and the piedmont of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Meta and Cundinamarca, Colombia, from 1,000-2,400 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):2400
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This nocturnal species is associated with fast-flowing streams, with individuals usually occurring on vegetation up to 50 cm above the ground, sometimes in secondary habitats. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is an adaptable species, and probably is not significantly threatened by habitat loss at present, although its habitat will become threatened by cultivation and fumigation of crops (which could cause pollution of streams), and the rearing of livestock. Other high-altitude, stream-breeding Eleutherodactylus sensu lato species have undergone declines possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so this might be a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some populations of this species are within Parque Nacional Natural Serranía de La Macarena. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.

Citation: Ramírez Pinilla, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Amézquita, A. & Ardila-Robayo, M. 2016. Pristimantis savagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56950A86477073. . Downloaded on 25 October 2016.
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