Pristimantis albertus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Hedges SB 2007 Three new species of Pristimantis (Lissamphibia, Anura) from montane forests of the Cordiller Yanachaga in Central Peru. Phyllomedusa 6:119-135.
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

Pristimantis albertus is known from Rio San Alberto, 0.9 km N, 2.1 km E of Oxapampa, 10 33; 36" S, 75 24' W, 1970 masl, Department of Pasco, Peru (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). It may occur more widely (W.E. Duellman, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

The species can be found amid the leaf litter of humid montane rainforest. One female was found to contain 16 unpigmented eggs. Other anuran species known to occur at the type locality include Pristimantis cruciocularis, P. saggitulus and an apparently undescribed species of Scinax (Duellman and Hedges, 2007).


The species is only known from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs in the vicinity of Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

The identity and relations of Pristimantis albertus are assessed through DNA analyses (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008).


William E. Duellman 2008. Pristimantis albertus. In: IUCN 2014


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