Pristimantis chimu is only known from the type locality, 2–3 km NW (straightline) El Pargo (Llama-Huambos Road), 3000–3100 masl, Department of Cajamarca, Peru (2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about the species' ecology (Lehr, 2007). The species' likely habitat may be puna or dry forests of the western cordillera (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
No major threats are known for this species. However, if it does occur in dry forests, these are threatened by deforestation in northern Peru (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
A member of the Pristimantis orestes group according to the original publication. Recognition of Pristimantis chimu was based on morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr, 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis chimu. In: IUCN 2014