Pristimantis vilcabambae
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E 2007 New eleutherodactyline frogs (Leptodactylidae: Pristimantis, Phrynopus) from Peru. Bull Mus Comp Zool 159:145-178
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

Pristimantis vilcabambae is only known from the type locality: Cordillera de Vilcabamba, CI/RAP Expedition Camp Two
(11 33' 35" S, 73 38' 28" W, 2050 masl), Province of Satipo, Department of Junín, Peru.

Habitat and Ecology

Vegetation at the type locality consists of tall cloud forest (18–20 m) with a high number of epiphytes, terrestrial Araceae, ferns, and orchids. Nothing is known about the species' ecology (Lehr, 2006).


The species is only known from the type series, comprising 4 specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs within the protected area of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, which is difficult to access (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

A member of the Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original publication. Pristimantis vilcabambae can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and different colour patterns (Lehr, 2007).


Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis vilcabambae. In: IUCN 2014


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