This species is known from the type locality, at 1,700m asl in the Cordillera del Cutucú, and from one other locality about 400km north (in Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, at 2,000m asl), in Ecuador. It is likely to occur more widely, in particular between the known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
Specimens have been collected in a flat area on a ridge with cloud forest with a relatively open canopy and many tree falls (Duellman and Lynch 1988). It can also occur in fairly disturbed areas, for example it has been found on roadsides. It is a species that breeds by direct development.
It was found to be common in 2001 in Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.
Agricultural activity (both the cultivation of crops and the rearing of livestock) is a future threat, while logging, and infrastructure developments for human settlement, are ongoing threats to its habitat.
Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras is the only protected area from which this species is currently known.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis ganonotus. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .