Pristimantis aquilonaris is known from three sites: Alto Samaniego (2,200 masl), "Quebrada Parramata", Rıo Blanco basin, (2,500 masl), and Rıo Blanco riverbank (2,000 masl), all in District of Carmen de la Frontera, Huancabamba province, Department of Piura, Peru. The species is found in montane forests at elevations of 2,000–2,500 masl (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).
This is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No major threats are currently known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Pristimantis aquilonaris is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis aquilonaris. In: IUCN 2014