Pristimantis bellator is known from four localities at elevations of 1,900–3,100 masl in the northern Department of Piura (District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba), and adjacent Department of Cajamarca (District of Tabaconas, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca), Peru (Lehr et al., 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in paramo and humid montane forest. Individuals were found during the day on moss and at night on the ground or on vegetation up to 1.7 m above the ground. They can sometimes be found in terrestrial or arboreal bromeliads. Sympatric anurans include Pristimantis aquilonaris, P. colodactylus, P. galdi, P. cajamarcensis, Phrynopus parkeri and an unidentified species of Gastrotheca (Lehr et al., 2007).
This is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No major threats are currently known for this species.
No conservation measures are currently known for this species.
Pristimantis bellator is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis bellator. In: IUCN 2014