Pristimantis amydrotus is only known from the ridge above the base camp near Chorro Blanco, ca. 4.5 km (airline) NE of Monte Seco (ca. 06 51’ S, 79 06’ W, ca. 1500 masl), Department of Cajamarca, Peru (Duellman and Lehr, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species possibly occurs in isolated patches of cloud forest (W.E. Duellman, pers. comm.).
The species is only known from the type material, comprised of two specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Included in the genus Pristimantis by Frost (2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008). Pristimantis amydrotus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Duellman and Lehr, 2007).
William E. Duellman 2008. Pristimantis amydrotus. In: IUCN 2014