This species is only known from the vicinity of Oxapampa, Pasco region, Peru, from 2,600 m asl (Duellman and Hedges 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits humid montane forests. Individuals have been found on the ground after rains (Duellman and Hedges 2008). Presumably it breeds by direct development.
This species occurs in Yanachaga Chemillén National Park (J.C. Chaparro pers. comm. June 2009). More research on its population status, distribution, habitat requirements and threats is needed.
Chaparro, J.C., Duellman, W.E. & Angulo, A. 2009. Phrynopus auriculatus. In: IUCN 2014