Pristimantis adiastolus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Hedges SB 2007 Three new species of Pristimantis (Lissamphibia, Anura) from montane forests of the Cordiller Yanachaga in Central Peru. Phyllomedusa 6:119-135.
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

Prisitmantis adiastolus is only known from the type locality, 1.5 km NW of CacazĂș, 10 38' S, 75 07' W, 1200 masl, Department of Pasco, Peru (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). This species may occur mode widely (W.E. Duellman, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found in montane forests of the Cordillera Yanachaga, in central Peru. The holotype was found perching on a leaf at ca 1.5 m above the ground in riparian forest at night. Other species of anurans at the type locality or in the near surroundings include Leptodactylus andreae, L. griseigularis, Hypsiboas cinerascens (=Hypsiboas granosus), Rhinella poeppigii and Pristimantis albertus (Duellman and Hedges, 2007).


The species is only known from one specimen, the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in the vicinity of Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park.

Taxonomic Notes

The identity and relations of Pristimantis adiastolus are assessed through DNA analyses (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008).


William E. Duellman 2008. Pristimantis adiastolus. In: IUCN 2014


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