This species was initially known only from the type locality, Sehuencas, in Carrasco Province, in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Recently it was found on the old road to Chapare, at 2,000-2,200m asl, and near to Karahuasi, in the department of Santa Cruz at 2,150m asl, in the northeastern Andes (Köhler and Lötters 1999, Köhler 2000). It probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal, mainly nocturnal, forest species, occurring in the Yungas forest. It has been observed on bushes, brush woods and ferns, at 0.3-2.0 metres above the ground. It can survive in slightly disturbed habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species in Sehuencas.
There are no known threats to this species at present.
Its range includes Carrasco National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Pristimantis platydactylus, but it is distinguishable by its call (Köhler and Lötters 1999).
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Pristimantis llojsintuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56724A11524446. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56724A11524446.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018