This species is known from the summits of Cerro Yaví, at 2,150m asl, and Cerro Yutajé, at 1,700-1,750m asl, in Amazonas State, Venezuela. It might occur more widely, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a nocturnal species found in wet, mossy forests. Males call frequently, both during the day and night, from concealed sites in caves and from beneath thick moss mats growing over sandstone. At Cerro Yaví, all the specimens were collected at night in the forest, except for the holotype, which was collected while calling from underneath a moss mat on sandstone. This species breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is not known.
Threats to this species are unknown.
Its range is within Monumento Natural Los Tepuyes.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis cantitans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56490A11473899. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56490A11473899.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019