This species is presumably endemic to the Cordillera de Colán in Amazonas Region, in northern Peru. It has been recorded from 1,700–2,030 m asl. Its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 171 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is evergreen forest with a high diversity of herbaceous plants, shrubs and lianas. All individuals were found on the ground in humid montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
Six adult females and one adult male were used to describe this species. Since then, many additional specimens have been documented and it appears to be common in museum collections (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017). The population status is presumed to be stable.
Selective wood extraction might be taking place at sites from which this species is known, but this requires confirmation.
It is present in the Zona Reservada Cordillera de Colán.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and trends.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 171 km2, it is common and has a presumed stable population, it occurs in a protected area, and there are no major threats to the species at present.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis avicuporum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56443A3039671. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T56443A3039671.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019