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Pristimantis cosnipatae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis cosnipatae
Species Authority: (Duellman, 1978)
Synonym/s:
Eleutherodactylus cosnipatae Duellman, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is small-scale agriculture (involving both crops and livestock) taking place within the valley.

Conservation Actions [top]

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.

Bibliography [top]

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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