Pristimantis caeruleonotus is known from ‘‘Nueva York’’ hill and ‘‘Quebrada Parramata’’, Rıo Blanco Basin, District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba, Department of Piura, Peru. It is known from elevations comprised between 2500 and 2900 masl (Lehr et al., 2007). Its distribution may extend into Ecuador (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits cloud forest (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008). All individuals of this species were found at night at 2000–2240 h on vegetation 0.2–1.5 m above ground. One individual was found in a terrestrial bromeliad. Sympatric anuran species include P. aquilonaris, P. bellator and P. colodactylus (Lehr et al., 2007).
The species appears to be locally abundant, although further fieldwork is needed to confirm this (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No major threats are currently known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Pristimantis caeruleonotus is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis caeruleonotus. In: IUCN 2013