Pristimantis thymalopsoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis thymalopsoides (Lynch, 1976)
Eleutherodactylus thymalopsoides Lynch, 1976

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

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 [top]

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
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.

Threats [top]

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 [top]

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.

Citation: John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Pristimantis thymalopsoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57005A11564074. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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