This species is known from 1,975m asl in the Cordillera de Cutucù and Coangos at 1,500-1,600m asl on the western slope of Cordillera del Cóndor, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador, and from 1,750m asl on the eastern slope of the Cordillera del Cóndor, in the department of Amazonas, Peru. This species is also observed in the department of Tumbes. It might occur more widely, especially in areas between known locations.
Habitat and Ecology
All individuals have been collected in humid montane cloud forest. Adults have been found perched on low vegetation at night; juveniles and adults were on the forest floor by day. This species breeds by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known. It has not been found outside old growth forest.
There is limited information on the population status of this species. In Ecuador, this species is rare although it was recorded in 2003 in two localities in the Cordillera del Cóndor. The Peruvian locality is the first record, and based on an adult female.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation through agriculture (especially livestock ranching), logging, and mining. The Cordillera del Cóndor region is not currently threatened because of land mines remaining there from the 1995 border war.
The range of this species overlaps with Tumbes Reserve Zone in the department of Tumbes and Santiago Comainas Reserve Zone in the department of Amazonas, both in northern Peru. In Ecuador, it occurs in Parque Nacional Podocarpus.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis condor. In: IUCN 2014