Cute Frog of the Week: August 13, 2012
The Condor rain-peeper (Pristimantis condor) is named after its primary home in the Condor Mountains of Ecuador and Peru, though it also lives in two other mountain regions. This species can be found in cloud forest habitats, hopping on the foggy forest floor. The Condor rain-peeper is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN because of its fragmented and declining forestland. It is especially threatened by agriculture, logging and mining. Interestingly, land mines leftover from the 1995 Peru-Ecuador border war have created a safe haven for the population of Condor rain-peepers in the Condor Mountains.
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Photo by Alejandro Arteaga via Flickr.
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