Pristimantis albertus is known from Rio San Alberto, 0.9 km N, 2.1 km E of Oxapampa, 10 33; 36" S, 75 24' W, 1970 masl, Department of Pasco, Peru (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). It may occur more widely (W.E. Duellman, pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology
The species can be found amid the leaf litter of humid montane rainforest. One female was found to contain 16 unpigmented eggs. Other anuran species known to occur at the type locality include Pristimantis cruciocularis, P. saggitulus and an apparently undescribed species of Scinax (Duellman and Hedges, 2007).
The species is only known from two specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
The species occurs in the vicinity of Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park.
The identity and relations of Pristimantis albertus 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 albertus. In: IUCN 2014