Psychrophrynella harveyi is only known from the type locality: 2.5 km N of Jatum Incacasani (between 3,400-4,000 m asl), Province of Ayopaya, Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia (De la Riva 2007). It may occur in areas adjacent to the type locality (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in the grass and under rocks. Calling activity is reported for August and September, where the species calls during the day (De la Riva 2007).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
A restricted geographic distribution and the predicted effects of climate change (e.g., drying up of regions) are considered to pose serious threats to the species (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).
No conservation measures are known for the species.
Psychrophrynella harveyi is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of colour patterns and morphological features (De la Riva 2007).
De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Psychrophrynella harveyi. In: IUCN 2014