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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pristimantis peruvianus?
This species is widespread in the upper Amazon basin of western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and southern Colombia. It is found at elevations of 200-1,750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Primarily it is a terrestrial (and low vegetation) species of upland cloud, flooded lowland and oxbow palm swamp forest (Lynch, 1980; Lynch and Duellman, 1980). A species that breeds by direct development, its egg deposition takes place in leaf-litter. It may also occur in secondary habitat.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), oil exploration and colonization.
It is present in a number of protected areas. The range of this species overlaps with Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (Madre de Dios), Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul in Central Peru and Santiago Comainas Reserve Zone in northern Peru. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. It is present in a number of protected areas in Brazil.
This species is possibly a complex of more than one species.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis peruvianus. In: IUCN 2012