Pristimantis simonsii 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis simonsii (Boulenger, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Paramo Andes Frog, Andes Paramo Frog
Eleutherodactylus simonsii Lehr, Fritzsch, & Müller, 2005
Paludicola simonsii Boulenger, 1900
Phrynopus simonsii Lynch, 1975
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: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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)
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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It was previously common, although its current population status is not known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57227A11605603. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided