|Scientific Name:||Pristimantis lividus (Lynch & Duellman, 1980)|
Eleutherodactylus lividus Lynch and Duellman, 1980
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron|
|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 in Ecuador.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the Papallacta Valley on the eastern face of the Andes in Napo Province, Ecuador, at 2,135-2,750m asl, though it probably occurs a little more widely.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an inhabitant of cloud forests; one individual has been found under a rock by day, and others were collected on the leaves of herbaceous plants and low bushes at night. It is not known whether or not it tolerates habitat degradation. Breeding is presumed to be by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat destruction and degradation are taking place due to agricultural development, livestock farming, logging, and human settlement.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not known from any protected areas, making the protection of cloud forest habitat in the Papallacta Valley an urgent priority.|
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
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 23: 1-236.
|Citation:||John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Pristimantis lividus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56723A11524181.Downloaded on 22 October 2017.|
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