Pristimantis minutulus is known from the type locality, 0.0-1.5 km NW of Cacazú, 10 38' S, 75 07' W, 900-1200 masl, Department of Pasco, Peru (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). It is now also known to occur in Finca Panguana, 300 masl, Department of Huánuco, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is known only from humid lower montane forests on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Yanachaga in central Peru. All individuals were on leaves 30-60 cms above the ground at night (Duellman and Hedges, 2007).
The species is only known from the type series, comprised of five specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
The identity and relations of Pristimantis minutulus are assessed through DNA analyses (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008).
William E. Duellman 2008. Pristimantis minutulus. In: IUCN 2014