Pristimantis lucasi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Chaparro JC 2008 Two distinctive new species of Pristimantis (Anujra: Strabomantidae) from the Cordiller Oriental with a distributional synopsis of strabomantids in central Peru. Zootaxa 1918:13-25

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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Range Description

This species is currently known only from the type locality: Abra Esperanza, District of Oxapampa, Province of Oxapampa, Pasco region, Peru (Duellman and Chaparro 2008). It occurs between 2,790-3,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits an area of humid elfin montane forest just below the crest of the Abra Esperanza (±3,000 m asl) (Duellman and Chaparro 2008). All individuals were found at night on low vegetation, 30–100 cm above the ground, during the dry season (Duellman and Chaparro 2008). It is presumed to breed by direct development.



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Taxonomic Notes

Tentatively placed in the Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original description (Duellman and Chaparro 2008).


Angulo, A. & Chaparro, J.C. 2009. Pristimantis lucasi. In: IUCN 2014


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