This species is known from three sites: Alto Samaniego (2,200 m asl), "Quebrada Parramata", Río Blanco basin, (2,500 m asl), and Río Blanco riverbank (2,000 m asl), all in District of Carmen de la Frontera, Huancabamba province, Department of Piura, Peru. The species is found in montane forests at elevations between 2,000–2,500 m asl (Lehr et al. 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in humid montane forest. Individuals were found during the day on the ground and at night on the ground and in low vegetation up to 0.5 m above the ground. Sympatric anurans include Pristimantis caeruleonotus, P. cajamarcensis, P. colodactylus, and P. galdi (Lehr et al. 2007). Its breeding strategy remains unknown.
This is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008), and the population is believed to be stable.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
It is unknown whether this species occurs in any protected area, and there are no conservation measures are known for this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its commonness within its distributional range, and its presumed large population.
Pristimantis aquilonaris is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis aquilonaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T136015A516817. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T136015A516817.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019