This species occurs on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, and in Amazonas Department in northern Peru. It also occurs on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, in Huila and Caquetá Departments, Colombia, at 1,100-2,370m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane tropical forests (Duellman 1974), and it is likely that the eggs develop directly in a pouch on the female's back.
It is rare in Colombia, and there are very few, if any, specimens in Ecuadorian museums. It might be a hard species to find, and so its population status might be incorrectly estimated.
In Ecuador, this species is threatened by habitat destruction and degradation due to agricultural development for livestock and crops, in addition to forest clearance. It is less seriously threatened in its Colombian and Peruvian ranges.
In Ecuador, its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, Parque Nacional Llanganates and Parque Nacional Sangay. It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Alto Fragua-Indiwasi in Colombia.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, John Lynch, Edgar Lehr 2004. Gastrotheca weinlandii. In: IUCN 2014