This species is only known from the type locality: Caraz, District of Caraz, Province of Huaylas, Department of Ancash, Peru. This locality is in the northern part of the Callejón de Huaylas in the Río Santa Valley, at 2,290 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about the natural history of this species.
The species is only known from the one type specimen. No population information is available.
There is agriculture ongoing in the area of the type locality and likely causing a threat to the species, however the degree to which the species is affected remains unknown (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017).
It is not known from any protected area.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats. Further survey work is needed to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence (EOO), population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis meridionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T135817A89217021. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T135817A89217021.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018