This species is known from two localities separated by 150km, at 900-1,500 m altitude on the Andean slopes of La Paz Departament in northern Bolivia. It probably occurs in most montane forests of La Paz Department.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in humid montane forests. It is a terrestrial species that calls around dusk from natural cavities in the ground. It is thus difficult to find. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the abundance of this species.
There are no significant threats known to this species.
The known range of this species is encompassed by the Parque Nacional Madidi and Pilón-Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
Differences in acoustic parameters support the specific status of Oreobates madidi (Padial et al., 2008).
Ignacio De La Riva, Jose Padial 2010. Oreobates madidi. In: IUCN 2014