Pristimantis caeruleonotus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis caeruleonotus Lehr, Aguilar, Siu-Ting & Jordán, 2007
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Pristimantis caeruleonotus is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-04-20
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Neam, K.
Contributor(s): Lehr, E.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Neam, K.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence (EOO), population status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality: Nueva York hill, Río Blanco Basin, District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba, on the northern edge of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Piura Region, Peru. It is known from elevations between 2,500 and 2,900 m asl (Lehr et al. 2007). Its distribution may extend into Ecuador (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2500
Upper elevation limit (metres):2900
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Population [top]

Population:The species appears to be locally abundant, although further fieldwork is needed to confirm this (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008). There have been no surveys at the type locality since the species was described in 2007.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species inhabits cloud forest (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008). All individuals of this species were found at night at 20:00–22:40 h on vegetation 0.2–1.5 m above ground. One individual was found in a terrestrial bromeliad (Lehr et al. 2007). It presumably breeds by direct development.
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss caused by deforestation for agriculture is a potential threat to this species, however this is currently unknown (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It is not known from any protected area.

Research Needed
The herpetofauna in the extreme northern Andes of Peru has been sampled inadequately, made difficult by lack of access to remote montane forests (Lehr et al. 2007); additional surveys are necessary to establish the limits of the species' range. More information is needed on this species' population status, ecology, and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Pristimantis caeruleonotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T135854A89217940. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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