This species is known from the eastern slope of the Andes, in the western region of the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, between 400-1,850m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been reported from Interandean Valleys and semi-humid montane forest. It is a terrestrial and arboreal species, and can be found calling on bushes 0.6-2.0 metres above the ground, near small streams in forest and open areas, as well as disturbed areas. It breeds by direct development.
It is an abundant species at the type locality, and also common elsewhere.
There are no known threats to this species at present.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Pristimantis samaipatae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56943A11558040. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56943A11558040.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018