Pristimantis spectabilis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Chaparro JC 2008 Two distinctive new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Cordiller Oriental with a distributional synopsis of strabomantids in central Peru. Zootaxa 1918:13-25
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently only known from the type locality: Santa Bárbara, at 3,300 m asl, District of Huancabamba, Province of Oxapampa, Pasco region, Peru (Duellman and Chaparro 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

It is only known from the upper limits of the elfin forest or “ceja de montaña” (Duellman and Chaparro 2008). The holotype was found perched on a leaf ca 60 cm above the ground at night in the dry season (Duellman and Chaparro 2008). It is presumed to breed by direct development.


This species is currently known only from the holotype (see Duellman and Chaparro 2008) and one other individual found in one of two recent surveys conducted in 2007 and 2008 (J.C. Chaparro pers. comm. June 2009).

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Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Tentatively placed in the Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original description (Duellman and Chaparro 2008).


Angulo, A. & Chaparro, J.C. 2009. Pristimantis spectabilis. In: IUCN 2014


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