Pristimantis sobetes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis sobetes (Lynch, 1980)
Eleutherodactylus sobetes Lynch, 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, Diego Almeida, Diego Cisneros-Heredia
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, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from a few localities in the Río Saloya basin, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, from 1,700-2,050m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species, and was seen most recently in 2002.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can be found in cloud forest in a humid temperate regime, occurring in low vegetation near streams. It also occurs in old and secondary growth. Reproduction is by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (primarily livestock farming) and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and its cloud forest habitat is in need of protection.

Citation: Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Diego Cisneros-Heredia. 2004. Pristimantis sobetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56971A11561750. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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