This species is only known from the type locality: Campamento Nueva York, Rio Blanco, District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba, Piura Region, Peru at 2,850 m asl (Lehr and Duellman 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits montane cloud forest and can be found amidst the leaf litter on the forest floor at night. The single specimen known for this species, a female, was found to contain ovarian eggs when it was collected, in May 2005 (Lehr and Duellman 2005) and is assumed to reproduce by direct development like others in its genus.
The species is only known from the holotype.
Deforestation, primarily for agriculture, has been observed in the region where this species occurs (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008, 2017).
It is listed as Endangered (EN) in Peru according to the Categorization in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (Decreto Supremo Nº004-2014-MINAGRI). It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' taxonomy, distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
Pristimantis coronatus is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr and Duellman 2007).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis coronatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T136088A89220353. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T136088A89220353.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018