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Pristimantis lividus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pristimantis lividus
Species Authority: (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Synonym/s:
Eleutherodactylus lividus Lynch and Duellman, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are taking place due to agricultural development, livestock farming, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, making the protection of cloud forest habitat in the Papallacta Valley an urgent priority.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 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: 1-236.

Citation: John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis lividus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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