This species is known from the type locality: within Bosque de Protección de Pagaibamba, 2–3 km NW (straightline) of El Pargo along the Llama-Huambos Road, Cajamarca Region, Peru (Lehr 2007). It occurs from 3,000–3,100 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about the species' ecology (Lehr 2007). The species' likely habitat may be puna or dry forests of the western cordillera (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008). Breeding is presumably by direct development.
No population status information is currently available for this species.
There is some habitat loss in the vicinity of the type locality, but it is unknown whether the species occurs outside of the protected area and whether threats are encroaching enough to affect it. If it does occur in dry forests, these are threatened by deforestation in northern Peru (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008).
This species occurs within Bosque de Protección de Pagaibamba, established in 1987. It is listed as Critically Endangered (CR) in Peru according to the Categorization in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (Decreto Supremo Nº004-2014-MINAGRI).
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, population status and ecological requirements.
A member of the Pristimantis orestes group according to the original publication (Lehr 2007).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis chimu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T136116A89220749. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T136116A89220749.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019