Pristimantis turumiquirensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis turumiquirensis (Rivero, 1961)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Ranita Nublada Del Turumiquire
Eleutherodactylus turumiquirensis Rivero, 1961
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:

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): Jesús Manzanilla, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca
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 eastern portion of Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from La Trinidad, Monte Turimiquire, in a cave at about 1,830m asl, in the eastern portion of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range between Sucre and Monagas States.
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is believed to be a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been found in a cave in cloud forest. Breeding is by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, involving both crops and livestock.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species falls within the Macizo Montanoso del Turimiquire Protective Zone, but there is a need for improved management of this area for biodiversity conservation.

Citation: Jesús Manzanilla, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca. 2004. Pristimantis turumiquirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57020A11568605. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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