Pristimantis amydrotus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman, W.E., and Lehr, E. 2007. Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus (Leptodactylidae) in the Cordillera Occidental in Peru with descriptions of three new species. Scientific Papers of the Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas: 1-13.
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 amydrotus is only known from the ridge above the base camp near Chorro Blanco, ca. 4.5 km (airline) NE of Monte Seco (ca. 06 51’ S, 79 06’ W, ca. 1500 masl), Department of Cajamarca, Peru (Duellman and Lehr, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

The species possibly occurs in isolated patches of cloud forest (W.E. Duellman, pers. comm.).


The species is only known from the type material, comprised of two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Included in the genus Pristimantis by Frost (2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008). Pristimantis amydrotus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Duellman and Lehr, 2007).


William E. Duellman 2008. Pristimantis amydrotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136012A4228030.


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