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.
No major threats are known for this species.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136012A4228030.en