Pristimantis tantanti
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Torres, Suarez 2007 A New Species of Arboreal Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Amazonian Lowlands of Central Peru. Herpetologica 63(1): 94-99

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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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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Pristimantis tantanti is only known from the type locality: Myaria (11 20' 14.3" S, 73 00' 29.8" W, 321 masl), District of Echarate, Province of La Convención, Department of Cusco, Peru (Lehr et al., 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits primary lowland rainforest. Individuals have been found on leaves ca 150-800 cm above ground. It is suspected that the species could be a canopy dweller. Other species of Pristimantis found at Myaria are P. diadematus, P. fenestratus, P. ockendeni, and P. peruvianus (Lehr et al., 2007).


The species is known from the type series, comprised of two specimens. However, this is likely a canopy dweller, and the forest canopy in this area has not been studied (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation has been observed in the region where the species occurs (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Included in the genus Pristimantis sensu Heinicke et al. (2007) (Frost, 2007). In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original description (Lehr et al., 2007). The species is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007)


Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis tantanti. In: IUCN 2014


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