This species occurs at 980-1,700m asl in the Cordillera de Mérida, in Táchira, Barinas, Portuguesa, and Lara (and also presumably Mérida and Trujillo) States in western Venezuela.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from lower montane cloud forest. Individuals were collected at night on rocks, on the ground, or on leaves of shrubby vegetation at the edge of streams, and on sand under a trunk by a spring. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The main threat in this region is deforestation for smallholder agriculture, including incursions into protected areas.
This species occurs in Parque Nacional Chorro del Indio and Parque Nacional Yacambú, and potentially a number of other protected areas within its range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Enrique La Marca 2006. Pristimantis pedimontanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61815A12561697. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61815A12561697.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018