Pristimantis galdi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pristimantis galdi
Species Authority: Jimenez de la Espada, 1870
Eleutherodactylus galdi (Jimenez de la Espada, 1870)
Hylodes Festae Peracca, 1904
Hylodes margaritifer Boulenger, 1912

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Manuel Morales
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In Ecuador, this species is known from 1,000-1,800m asl on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental, from 1,700-1,975m asl in the Cordillera del Cutucú, and from 1,500-1,550m asl in the Cordillera del Condór. The only Peruvian record is at 1,700m asl on the western slope of the Cordillera de Colán, Bagua Province, Amazonas Department, from 05° 36'S; 78° 19'W. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular in areas between the known Ecuadorian and Peruvian ranges.
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This is an uncommon species in Ecuador, where it was first recorded as recently as 2003. In Peru, only a single specimen has been recorded.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in evergreen secondary and old growth humid montane forest with herbaceous plants, shrubs, and lianas. Specimens have been found on leaves of bushes or palm fronds 1-2m above the ground (Lynch and Duellman 1980). In Peru, the species was found along a stream in humid montane forest. Reproduction occurs by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A major threat to this species is habitat destruction through an increase in livestock farming, agro-industrial development, and selective wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with the Zona Reservada Cordillera de Colán in Peru, and in Ecuador with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Parque Nacional Sangay, and Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Bibliography [top]

Almendariz, A. 1997. Overview of the herpetofauna of the western slopes of the Cordillera del Condor. In: Schulenberg, T. and Awbrey, K. (eds), The Cordillera del Condor Region of Ecuador and Peru: A Biological Assessment, pp. 80-82. Conservation International.

APECO. 1999. Estudio justificatorio para el establecimiento de una zona reservada en la Cordillera del Colan, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru. Informe tecnico (no publicado), Lima.

Duellman, W.E. and Pramuk, J.B. 1999. Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Andes of northern Peru. Scientific papers of the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas: 1-78.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Jiménez de la Espada, M. 1871. Faunae neotropicalis species quaendam nondum cognitae. Jornal de Sciencias, Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes: 57–65.

Lynch, J.D. and Duellman, W.E. 1980. The Eleutherodactylus of the Amazonian slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes (Anura: Leptodactylidae). The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publications: 1-86.

Lynch, J.D. and Duellman, W.E. 1997. Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus in western Ecuador: Systematics, ecology, and biogeography. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Special Publication: 1-236.

Morales, M. 2003. Evaluación ecológica rápida de herpetofauna en el sector sur de la Cordillera del Condor, provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador. Informes de las Evaluaciones ecologicas rapidas en el sector sur de la Cordillera del Condor, provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, pp. 31-62. Fundacion Natura, Informe Tecnico, Quito, Ecuador.

Ortiz, J.C. and Ibarra-Vidal, H. 1992. Una nueva especie de Leptodactylidae (Eupsophus) de la Cordillera de Nahuelbuta (Chile). Acta Zoologica Lilloana: 75-79.

Citation: Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Manuel Morales 2004. Pristimantis galdi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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