This recently described species is known only from altitudes of 1,700-2,030m asl on the western slopes of the Cordillera de Colán in Amazonas Department, in northern Peru. The complete range of this recently described species is not known, and it might be endemic to the Cordillera de Colán.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is evergreen forest with a high diversity of herbaceous plants, shrubs and lianas. All individuals were found on the ground in humid montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
Six adult females and one adult male were used to describe this species.
Selective wood extraction might be taking place at the sites from which this species is known (and would therefore constitute a threat to it), but this requires confirmation.
It is present in the Zona Reservada Cordillera de Colán.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Pristimantis avicuporum. In: IUCN 2014