This recently described species is presently known from three localities at 680-1,200m asl on the east slope of the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in the province of San Martin, northern Peru. It most likely has a much wider range.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals were found in lower humid montane forest. A juvenile was observed on an elephant-ear plant at night, and a male was on the leaf of a herbaceous plant at night. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
Only a few individuals have been observed, and two adult males and one adult female were used to describe this species.
Within its current known range it is threatened by loss of habitat through agricultural development (including creation of coffee plantations), selective wood extraction and human settlement.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis ardalonychus. In: IUCN 2014