This species is known from four localities in northern Piura Region (District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba), and adjacent Cajamarca Region (District of Tabaconas, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca), Peru (Lehr et al. 2007). It occurs at elevations between 1,900–3,100 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in páramo and humid montane forest. Individuals have been found during the day on moss and at night on the ground or on vegetation up to 1.7 m above the ground. It can sometimes be found in terrestrial or arboreal bromeliads. It likely breeds by direct development, as with other congeners.
This is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008), and the population is considered to be stable.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
Its range overlaps with Bosques Montaños y Páramos Chicuate-Chinguelas Private Conservation Area.
More information is needed on this species distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because it is common, has a stable and presumed large population, and it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat.
Pristimantis bellator 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 bellator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T135884A61416672. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T135884A61416672.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018