This species is known only from within 25km of the type locality, Chapada dos Guimarães, in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, and from a single locality in Bolivia, although its distribution is still very poorly known. The records are from around 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on vegetation in gallery forests in the Cerrado savannah, and breeds by direct development, although there is no information known about the egg deposition site. It probably does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a reasonably common species.
Agricultural development, involving both crops and livestock, as well as logging and fires, are major threats to this species’ habitat. Disturbance of the habitat by tourists is also a problem.
Its range includes Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães. Taxonomic revision is needed to determine whether or not Bolivian specimens represent a different species.
Ronald Heyer, Guarino Colli 2004. Pristimantis dundeei. In: IUCN 2014