This species is known only from the type locality in Yaraccyacu, Ayacucho Department, Peru, at 2,620m asl. It might range much more widely, but there has been little survey work of the surrounding areas.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals of this species were collected in cloud forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
Threats at the type locality are unknown. Generally in southern Peru, agriculture (including livestock) and colonization are the principal threats.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas; further research is needed into this little-known species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Pristimantis scitulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56956A11560573. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56956A11560573.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018