This species is currently known from a single locality at 3,470m asl on the road from Balsa to Leimebamba, near the crest of the northern part of the Cordillera Central in the department of Amazonas, Peru. Recently, it was recorded in Ecuador from a locality in Curintza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, at 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a montane forest species that is not well known. It breeds by direct development and it is not known if it can tolerate modified habitats.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The species is threatened by selective logging activities in Ecuador. Threats in Peru are unknown, but there is general deforestation as a result of an increase in livestock and other agricultural activities, and selective logging.
It has been recorded in Ecuador from the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. In Peru it has not been recorded from any protected areas.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Ulrich Sinsch, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis pataikos. In: IUCN 2014