This species can be found in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It is known from four localities in Peru: Huanhuachayocc (1,650m asl) on the trail from Tambo to Apurimac Valley, (Departamento Ayacucho); Buenos Aires (2,400m asl) in Cosñipata, n the northeastern slopes of the Cadena de Paucartambo, a front range of the Andean Cordillera Oriental and, Hacienda Huyro (1,720m asl) in Umasbamba Valley (both in Departamento Cuzco), and in elfin forest at 1,870m asl in the isolated Serranìa del Sira, (Departamento Huanuco). In Bolivia, it is known from the Departments of La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. Its altitudinal range is from 1,000-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in the montane forests on the Amazonian slopes. Individuals may be found perched on low vegetation. It breeds by direct development. It is not known is this species occurs in degraded areas.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this species. There is some localized loss of habitat for agriculture and colonization in Central Peru; in southern Peru localized agriculture (including livestock) and colonization are the main threats.
In Peru it occurs in the well-protected Parque Nacional Manu. Within Bolivia it has been recorded in the protected areas of Madidi, Carrasco, Cotapata and Amboro. There are no conservation measures needed for this species.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal, Steffen Reichle 2004. Pristimantis rhabdolaemus. In: IUCN 2014