Pristimantis flabellidiscus is currently only known from its type locality, Los Aranguren (ca 8 35’59’’ N, 70 55’28’ ’W, 2860 masl), south slope of the Sierra Nevada National Park, municipality of Rangel, Mérida state, Venezuela (La Marca, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals of this species have been found during the day, under small rocks close to human habitation or close to a stream in the subpáramo ecosystem. At time of encounter air temperatures varied between 6 C and 10 C (La Marca, 2007).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
The species is known to occur in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
The genus Mucubatrachus was recently proposed by La Marca (2007). Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Mucubatrachus in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis flabellidiscus can be distinguished from other similar species by very expanded discs and a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (La Marca, 2007).
Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis flabellidiscus. In: IUCN 2014