This is a recently described species known from altitudes of 185-312m asl in the Amazonian lowlands on the Río Tigres in extreme northern Loreto Department, Peru. It is possible that it is more widespread.
Habitat and Ecology
All the known individuals of this species were found on the leaves of herbaceous plants and bushes 0.1-1.0m above the ground in primary forest at night. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
Three adult males and one adult female were used to describe this species.
It is possibly threatened by localized habitat loss due to general human activities such as agricultural development (for both crops and livestock, for example).
This species is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis luscombei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56731A11527179. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56731A11527179.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018