This species is known from three localities at altitudes of 470-1,200m asl on ridges of the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central in San Martin Department, northern Peru. It occurs through a relatively wide altitudinal range (including lowlands) and consequently might range much more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
At the type locality all the individuals were collected at night on low vegetation in lower montane rainforest. Reproduction in this species is by direct development.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The threats to this species are not specifically known, although there is localized deforestation and loss of habitat in the area through an increase in agricultural activity, selective wood extraction and human settlement.
This species is not known from any protected areas.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Pristimantis lirellus. In: IUCN 2014