This species is known from two locations on the Andean slopes of central Peru: Cascas near Huasihuasi (Departamento Junín) and Bellavista and Jatunchinchi, Paucartambo region, Departamento Pasco. It is present at altitudes from 2,800-3,820m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in primary montane cloud forest, and at forest edges, but not in degraded habitats. It is a terrestrial species that breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
The main threat is habitat loss due to agricultural activities, including potato farming and livestock ranching.
It is not known from any protected areas, and immediate protection and maintenance of the remaining habitat is necessary.
Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Phrynopus juninensis. In: IUCN 2014