|Scientific Name:||Pristimantis thymalopsoides|
|Species Authority:||(Lynch, 1976)|
Eleutherodactylus thymalopsoides Lynch, 1976
|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, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Ecuador.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the vicinity of Pilaló, at 2,460-2,480m asl, in the province of Cotopaxi, western Ecuador, but it might occur more widely.|
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|Population:||At the time of its discovery, it was considered to be uncommon. Recent attempts to locate the species at Pilaló have been unsuccessful, but more intensive surveys are needed.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of humid upper montane forest. It has been found along forest edges, but is more common inside forest. Adults and juveniles have been found in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads by day, and perched on vegetation and tree limbs at night. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation which is taking place due to agricultural development (including livestock farming), logging and human settlement. As such, the forest at its only known locality is now severely fragmented.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not known from any protected areas, but it may occur in the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas. Further survey work is needed to determine whether this species occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.|
Flores, G. 1988. A new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Pacific slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, with comments on the E. devillei assembly. Copeia: 110-116.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Lynch, J.D. 1976. New species of frogs (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus) from the Pacific Versant of Ecuador. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Kansas: 1-33.
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 thymalopsoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57005A11564074. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57005A11564074.en . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.|
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