Pristimantis aureolineatus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Guayasamin, Ron, Cisneros-Heredia, Lamar, and McCraken. 2006. A new species of frog of the Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus assemblage (Leptodactylidae) from the western Amazon basin, with comments on the utility of canopy surveys in lowland rainforest. Herpetologica 62(2).

© 2007 Bejat McCracken (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 aureolineatus is known to occur at localities below 350 m in elevation, in the upper Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador and Peru (Guayasamin et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in Amazonian lowland forest, including terra firme forest (nonflooded forest), várzea (flooded forest), and seasonally flooded forest (Guayasamin et al., 2006). Individuals can be most often found up to 40 m into the canopy, often associated with bromeliads, although they may also occur on low vegetation and on the forest floor (Guayasamin et al., 2006).


This appears to be an abundant species in the canopy; bromeliad patch sampling of 40 bromeliads among eight trees resulted in the collection of eight specimens (Guayasamin et al., 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs within two biological stations in Ecuador, Yasuní Scientific Research Station and Tiputini Biodiversity Station.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

Included in the genus Pristimantis sensu Heinicke et al. (2007) (Frost, 2007). In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original description (Guayasamin et al., 2006). It can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colouration.


Juan Manuel Guayasamin 2010. Pristimantis aureolineatus. In: IUCN 2014


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