This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, "El Tambo, 31.5km E [east of] Canchaque (Departamento: Piura) at 2,770m asl" (Cannatella 1984), Peru. Its total range is not known but it is believed to be restricted to the Huancabamba region.
Habitat and Ecology
This terrestrial species can be found in humid montane forest under rocks. Although it is not known if it occurs outside primary montane forest, it has been found along forest edges (including roads). It breeds by direct development.
It was common when collected in 1991, but its current population status is not known.
The major threat to this species is general habitat loss through agricultural activities (including the cultivation of potatoes, and livestock grazing).
It is not recorded from any protected areas. There is a general need for further research into the fauna of the Huancabamba depression fauna. It has been suggested that a protected area should be established in the region.
Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano, Erik Wild 2004. Lynchius nebulanastes. In: IUCN 2014