Pristimantis jabonensis is only known from the type locality, Páramo El Jabón, Municipality of Carache, state of Trujillo, Venezuela. It has been found between 3100-3200 masl (La Marca, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is known to occur in the páramo ecosystem. It inhabits páramo grasses (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
The species was relatively common at the time of discovery. However, there have been no further visits to the type locality thereafter (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
No major threats are known for this species.
The species is present within Dinira National Park (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
The genus Paramophrynella was proposed by La Marca (2007), which included P. jabonensis; Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Paramophrynella in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis jabonensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (La Marca, 2007).
Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis jabonensis. In: IUCN 2014