Pristimantis caeruleonotus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Aguilar C, Siu-Tang K, Jordan JC 2007 Three new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Leptodactuylidae) from the Cordillera de Huancabamba in northern Peru. Herpetologica 63:519-536.
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

Pristimantis caeruleonotus is known from ‘‘Nueva York’’ hill and ‘‘Quebrada Parramata’’, Rıo Blanco Basin, District of Carmen de la Frontera, Province of Huancabamba, Department of Piura, Peru. It is known from elevations comprised between 2500 and 2900 masl (Lehr et al., 2007). Its distribution may extend into Ecuador (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits cloud forest (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008). All individuals of this species were found at night at 2000–2240 h on vegetation 0.2–1.5 m above ground. One individual was found in a terrestrial bromeliad. Sympatric anuran species include P. aquilonaris, P. bellator and P. colodactylus (Lehr et al., 2007).


The species appears to be locally abundant, although further fieldwork is needed to confirm this (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Pristimantis caeruleonotus is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr et al., 2007).


Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis caeruleonotus. In: IUCN 2014


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