Pristimantis tanyrhynchus is only known from the type locality, Cordillera de Vilcabamba, CI/RAP Expedition Camp Two
(11 33' 35" S, 73 38' 28" W, 2050 masl), Province of Satipo, Department of Junín, Peru (Lehr, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about the species' ecology. Vegetation at the type locality consists of tall cloud forest (18–20 m) with a high number of epiphytes, terrestrial Araceae, ferns, and orchids (Lehr, 2007).
The species is only known from the type series, comprised of five specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
This species is found within the protected area of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, which is difficult to access (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
A member of the Pristimantis conspicillatus group according to the original publication. Pristimantis tanyrhynchus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and different colour patterns (Lehr, 2007).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Pristimantis tanyrhynchus. In: IUCN 2014