This species is known only from the region of the type locality in the Cordillera del Cóndor (1830 masl), Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in subtropical old-growth forest. At Río Piuntza, Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador, two specimens were collected by day on the forest floor (Lynch 1974). It is terrestrial and breeds by direct development.
It was uncommon when last recorded in 1999.
It occurs in an area that was mined during the Ecuador-Peru border war in 1995, with the result that there is little human activity in the area now. However, a proposed road might introduce threats to the area.
It is not recorded from any protected areas, though habitat protection might be necessary in the future. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Nogales 2004. Lynchius simmonsi. In: IUCN 2014