|Scientific Name:||Pristimantis cosnipatae|
|Species Authority:||(Duellman, 1978)|
Eleutherodactylus cosnipatae Duellman, 1978
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal|
|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.
|Range Description:||This species is believed to be entirely restricted to the Cosñipata Valley (1,580-1,700m asl), on the north-eastern slopes of the Cadena de Paucartambo, a frontal range of the Andean Cordillera Oriental in Cusco Department, Peru.|
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|Population:||It is a rare species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It can be found in tall forest with some tree ferns and bromeliads and luxuriant undergrowth of mosses and ferns. Except for a single individual that was collected under a rock, all specimens have been recorded calling from low vegetation in cloud forest at night. It is not known from modified habitats. This species breeds by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat is small-scale agriculture (involving both crops and livestock) taking place within the valley.|
|Conservation Actions:||Part of the range is well protected within Parque Nacional Manu. Further survey work is necessary to determine the species' current population status and whether it is indeed confined to the Cosñipata Valley.|
Duellman, W.E. 1978. New species of Leptodactylidae frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus from the Cosñipata Valley, Peru. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington: 418-430.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru.: 1-22.
|Citation:||Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Pristimantis cosnipatae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.|