Pristimantis minutulus
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.

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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 minutulus is known from the type locality, 0.0-1.5 km NW of Cacazú, 10 38' S, 75 07' W, 900-1200 masl, Department of Pasco, Peru (Duellman and Hedges, 2007). It is now also known to occur in Finca Panguana, 300 masl, Department of Huánuco, Peru.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is known only from humid lower montane forests on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Yanachaga in central Peru. All individuals were on leaves 30-60 cms above the ground at night (Duellman and Hedges, 2007).


The species is only known from the type series, comprised of five specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

The identity and relations of Pristimantis minutulus 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 minutulus. In: IUCN 2014


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