This species is presently known only from the area of Ponga de Shilcayo and in the surrounding areas of near Tarapoto, Zapatero and Shapaja (San Martin Department), Peru. It is presumed that this species has a larger range, and that further sampling within the region will indicate this. It is present at altitudes of 360-680m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of lowland tropical forest, which may also be found in rocky streambeds in ravines on mountain slopes. Its breeding biology is unknown, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.
Nothing is known about its population status.
The threats to this species are not known, although it is possible that habitat degradation and loss is happening in the vicinity of the town of Tarapoto.
It might occur in the Zona Reservada Biabo Cordillera Azul.
Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Robert Reynolds 2004. Oreobates saxatilis. In: IUCN 2014