Pristimantis bellator
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Aguilar C, Siu-Tang K, Jordan JC 2007 Three new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Leptodactuylidae) from the Cordillera de Huancabamba in northern Peru. Herpetologica 63:519-536.
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 bellator is known from four localities at elevations of 1,900–3,100 masl in the northern Department of Piura (District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba), and adjacent Department of Cajamarca (District of Tabaconas, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca), Peru (Lehr et al., 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in paramo and humid montane forest. Individuals were found during the day on moss and at night on the ground or on vegetation up to 1.7 m above the ground. They can sometimes be found in terrestrial or arboreal bromeliads. Sympatric anurans include Pristimantis aquilonaris, P. colodactylus, P. galdi, P. cajamarcensis, Phrynopus parkeri and an unidentified species of Gastrotheca (Lehr et al., 2007).


This is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently known for this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

Pristimantis bellator is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).


Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis bellator. In: IUCN 2014


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