This species is known from the Upper Amazon Basin in southern Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru, and western Brazilian Amazonia along the Jurua River. In Peru, it is known from slopes east of the Andes to lowland Amazonian plains encompassing the Departaments of Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, and San Martin. Its altitudinal range is from 100-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species of primary and secondary tropical moist forest; specimens may be collected in clearings, open areas and banana groves. It breeds by direct development; gravid females contain 15-51 eggs. It is not known if it can occur in modified habitats.
It is a very common species throughout its range.
Presumably there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).
It occurs in protected areas throughout its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. In Peru, this species is known to occur in the Tambopata National Reserve and Parque Nacional Manu, and might also occur in Santiago Comaina, Pacaya Samiria and Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zones, Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, Amarakaeri and Biabo Cordillera Azul Reserved Zones and Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Ariadne Angulo, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Oreobates quixensis. In: IUCN 2014