Pristimantis vilcabambae
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E 2007 New eleutherodactyline frogs (Leptodactylidae: Pristimantis, Phrynopus) from Peru. Bull Mus Comp Zool 159:145-178
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known from the type locality: Cordillera de Vilcabamba, CI/RAP Expedition Camp Two (2,050 m asl), Province of Satipo, Junín Region, Peru (Lehr 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Vegetation at the type locality consists of tall cloud forest (18–20 m) with a high number of epiphytes, terrestrial Araceae, ferns, and orchids (Lehr 2007). Nothing is known about this species' ecology, however reproduction is presumed to occur by direct development, as with other congeners.


The species is only known from the type series, comprising four specimens. There have been no further surveys to look for the species (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species, as it is only known from a nationally protected area.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is found within Parque Nacional Otishi, which is difficult to access (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008, 2017).

Research Needed
Further surveys are needed to determine whether this species occurs more widely. More information is needed on this species' population status, and ecology.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis vilcabambae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T135824A89217151. .Downloaded on 10 December 2018


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