This species is known only from the type locality at 3,370m asl in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in Amazonas Department, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
It was found in páramo alpine habitat with scattered trees, often stunted and covered with lichens and mosses. Bushes and spiny bamboo are also characteristic of this habitat. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
There is no information on its population status, and it was named from just a single specimen.
The major threats to this species are unknown, although there is regional destruction and loss of páramo habitat through an increase in livestock grazing, other agricultural uses and selective wood extraction.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Edgar Lehr 2004. Hypodactylus araiodactylus. In: IUCN 2014