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

This species is known from four localities in northern Piura Region (District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba), and adjacent Cajamarca Region (District of Tabaconas, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca), Peru (Lehr et al. 2007). It occurs at elevations between 1,900–3,100 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in páramo and humid montane forest. Individuals have been found during the day on moss and at night on the ground or on vegetation up to 1.7 m above the ground. It can sometimes be found in terrestrial or arboreal bromeliads. It likely breeds by direct development, as with other congeners.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Its range overlaps with Bosques Montaños y Páramos Chicuate-Chinguelas Private Conservation Area.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species distribution, population status and trends.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because it is common, has a stable and presumed large population, and it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat.

Taxonomic Notes

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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis bellator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T135884A61416672. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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