|Scientific Name:||Pristimantis scoloblepharus (Lynch, 1991)|
Eleutherodactylus scoloblepharus Lynch, 1991
|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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Molina, C., Cano, E., Castro, F., Lynch, J., Rivera, M. & Herrera, M.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hobin, L., NatureServe|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 297 km2, it occurs in three threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, livestock and mining.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known from three localities: one in the municipality of Sonsón, another one in Belmira, and a third one in Liborina, all in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. It has been recorded between 2,620–3,800 m asl. It occurs in three threat-defined locations and its EOO is 297 km2.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is restricted to primary forest or slightly disturbed forest, along streams in dense vegetation. It also occurs in areas with waterfalls (Lynch 1991). It is nocturnal and during the day it is usually found under rocks. Breeding is by direct development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
The major threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural, livestock, and mining activities.
In the 2004 assessment, the species was flagged as potentially susceptible to infection by the chytrid fungus as with other species in the genus, but there is no further information on this threat (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop 2016).
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas.
Habitat protection, particularly paramo and sub-paramo, is urgently needed given that the species is not tolerant of much disturbance of its habitat.
Research is needed to better determine its distribution, population size and trends and the threats that may be affecting it.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Pristimantis scoloblepharus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56957A85882471.Downloaded on 24 January 2018.|
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