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).
Deforestation has been observed in the region where the species occurs (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No conservation measures are known for this species.
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