Pristimantis chimu
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E 2007 New eleutherodactyline frogs (Leptodactylidae: Pristimantis, Phrynopus) from Peru. Bull Mus Comp Zool 159:145-178
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

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


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