This species is known only from Santa Isabel in Cosñipata Valley, at an altitude of 1,700m asl, and from the north-eastern slopes of the Cadena de Paucartambo, a frontal range of the Andean Cordillera Oriental, both in Cuzco Department, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
This species was found in cloud forest in areas with some tree ferns, bromeliads, and luxuriant undergrowth of mosses and ferns. All individuals were found on low herbaceous plants at night. It is presumed to be a direct developing species.
It is a rare species, and despite occurring in a relatively well-surveyed area it has not been recorded since its original collection.
The species is currently known only from within the well-protected Parque Nacional Manu. It is not known if there are populations outside this area, and if these are threatened.
It was recorded in Parque Nacional Manu.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Pristimantis salaputium. In: IUCN 2014