Pristimantis coronatus is only known from the type locality: Campamento Nueva York, Rio Blanco, (79 22' 32.1" S, 04 54' 28.2" W, 2850 masl), District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba, Department of Piura, Peru (Lehr and Duellman, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits montane cloud forest and can be found amidst the leaf litter on the forest floor at night. The single specimen known for this species, a female, was found to contain ovarian eggs when it was collected, in May 2005 (Lehr and Duellman, 2005).
The species is only known from one specimen, the holotype.
Deforestation has been observed in the region where this species occurs (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
In the Pristimantis unistrigatus group.Pristimantis coronatus is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr and Duellman, 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis coronatus. In: IUCN 2014