Pristimantis olivaceus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2003 J. Koehler (1 of 1)

  hear Fonozoo call

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: Bolivia, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This is a recently described species known from Paracti (Cochabamba Department), in Bolivia, at altitudes of 650 and 1,300m asl, and in Peru from Pakitza (at 350m asl) and Madre de Dios. Both localities are separated by a distance of approximately 700km. This species' altitudinal range is 350-1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The Bolivian localities comprise evergreen tropical montane forest; in Peru it is known from lowland forest areas. It has been recorded calling from bushes at the edge of the road during light rain and was heard from the canopy at about 6-10m above the ground during a heavy downpour. Reproduction in this species is by direct development.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are not thought to be any major threats to this species, which is presumed to be widespread and to have large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (involving both crops and livestock, for example), oil exploration and settlement.

Conservation Actions

Its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Manu in Peru, and Parque Nacional Carrasco in Bolivia.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, 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, Steffen Reichle 2004. Pristimantis olivaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56808A11535650. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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