This species is known only from the Andes of northern Peru. It has been recorded at 2,180m asl on the eastern slopes of the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in San Martin Province from 1,138m asl, and from 1,750m asl on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor (in Amazonas Department). The altitudinal range of this species suggests that it might range more widely; further surveys are needed within the region.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a humid montane forest species that is not known to occur in degraded areas. Individuals were collected on low vegetation (less than one metre above the ground) at night. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Its population status is not known.
The major threats to this species are unknown, although within the region there is a general loss and degradation of habitats due to agricultural activity (including livestock rearing) and some mining activities.
It is known to occur in the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo and the Zona Reservada Santiago-Comaina.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Pristimantis rufioculis. In: IUCN 2014