This species is restricted to lowland parts of north-eastern Tobago Island (in Trinidad and Tobago).
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally associated with forest and more specifically with palm trees. Males call from the ends of palm tree fronds, and females have been found on the forest floor. It breeds by direct development; the site of egg deposition is not known, but may be within the palm trees.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
There are no threats to this species, but its restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.
The forests of Tobago in which this species is found are protected as the Little Tobago Wildlife Sanctuary. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it has such a limited range.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
Jerry Hardy 2004. Pristimantis turpinorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57018A11568019. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57018A11568019.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019