Pristimantis flabellidiscus is currently only known from its type locality, Los Aranguren (ca 8 35’59’’ N, 70 55’28’ ’W, 2860 masl), south slope of the Sierra Nevada National Park, municipality of Rangel, Mérida state, Venezuela (La Marca, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals of this species have been found during the day, under small rocks close to human habitation or close to a stream in the subpáramo ecosystem. At time of encounter air temperatures varied between 6 C and 10 C (La Marca, 2007).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
The species is known to occur in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
The genus Mucubatrachus was recently proposed by La Marca (2007). Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Mucubatrachus in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis flabellidiscus can be distinguished from other similar species by very expanded discs and a combination of morphological characters and colour patterns (La Marca, 2007).
Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis flabellidiscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136032A4235536. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136032A4235536.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019