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Pristimantis simonsii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis simonsii
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1900)
Synonym/s:
Phrynopus simonsii (Boulenger, 1900)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of Celendin and its surroundings, in the vicinity of Cajamarca, Departamento Cajamarca, Peru. It has an altitudinal range of around 3,200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It was previously common, although its current population status is not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species, inhabiting páramo grassland, and is not found in degraded areas. Breeding takes place by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, as a result of agricultural expansion (potato farming and livestock ranching), represents the major threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, so protection and maintenance of existing habitat is a priority. Further research is needed into the biology and population status of this species.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Pristimantis simonsii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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