Pristimantis jabonensis is only known from the type locality, Páramo El Jabón, Municipality of Carache, state of Trujillo, Venezuela. It has been found between 3100-3200 masl (La Marca, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is known to occur in the páramo ecosystem. It inhabits páramo grasses (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
The species was relatively common at the time of discovery. However, there have been no further visits to the type locality thereafter (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
No major threats are known for this species.
The species is present within Dinira National Park (E. La Marca, pers. comm. 2008).
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 Paramophrynella was proposed by La Marca (2007), which included P. jabonensis; Hedges et al. (2008), however, subsequently placed Paramophrynella in the synonymy of Pristimantis. Pristimantis jabonensis can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (La Marca, 2007).
Enrique La Marca 2008. Pristimantis jabonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135748A4196459. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135748A4196459.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019