This species is known from the community of Cajanuma and Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Lojas Province, between 2215 and 3200 masl, on the eastern Andean Cordillera in southern Ecuador, and from the Rio Blanco Basin (3100 masl), Province of Huancabamba, Department of Piura, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground in páramo habitat. Reproduction is believed to occur by direct development.
It is a rare species.
The major threat to the species is habitat destruction and degradation, in particular for small-scale agriculture and non-timber plantations; it might also be impacted by fires.
Although it has been recorded within Parque Nacional Podocarpus, additional habitat protection is required. Further survey work is necessary to help better determine the current population status of this species.
Edgar Lehr 2008. Lynchius flavomaculatus. In: IUCN 2014