Pristimantis altamnis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Elmer KR, Cannatella DC 2008 Three new species of leaflitter frogs from the upper Amazon forests: cryptic diversity within Pristimantis ockendeni (Anura: Strabomantidae) in Ecuador. Zootaxa 1784:11-38.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found throughout the humid upland tropical forests of eastern Ecuador, between 400–1,000 m asl (Elmer and Cannatella 2008). It may occur further to the north and south of the east Andean slopes, but it is unlikely to be found above 1,200 m asl or below 400 m asl (K. Elmer pers. comm. June 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits lowland primary and secondary forests. By night individuals are often perched on the leaves of low vegetation, whereas by day they can be found in the leaf litter (Elmer and Cannatella 2008). Presumably it breeds by direct development.



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Angulo, A. & Elmer, K. 2009. Pristimantis altamnis. In: IUCN 2014


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