This species is known only from "Palma Pampa' and the Cordillera de Carpish, on the eastern slopes of the Andes in central Peru (Departamento Huánuco), at an altitude of 2,600-3,020m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of montane cloud forest, it can also be found in forest edge but not in agricultural land. It is a direct developing, terrestrial species.
There is limited information available on its population status, but it is known to be very rare at the type locality.
The main threat is habitat destruction as a result of agricultural activities, primarily from potato farming and livestock ranching.
The species 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 kauneorum. In: IUCN 2014