This species is known only from the type locality at 2,770m asl on the western slopes of the Cordilera de Huancabamba, Piura Department, Peru. The range for this species is incompletely known; it is suspected to be endemic to Huancabamba but this cannot be confirmed (Wild pers comm.)
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is humid montane forest. The single known (male) specimen was calling from a reed leaf 0.5m above the ground at night. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
This species has been named from a single specimen.
There is regional destruction and loss of habitats for livestock rearing and selective wood extraction in the area, and these threats could affect this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas; further research is needed into this largely unknown species.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, César Aguilar Puntriano, Erik Wild 2004. Pristimantis anemerus. In: IUCN 2014