This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the eastern Andes west of the Apurimac River, and from Cordillera Vilcabamba, Departamento Ayacucho, Peru, between 2,460 and 2,650m asl. It is believed to be a genuinely restricted-range species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species, inhabiting montane cloud forest, but it is not known whether or not it occurs in degraded areas. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, subsistence wood collecting, and human settlement.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, making habitat protection and maintenance a priority. The species is, in general, quite poorly known, and further research is needed into its biology and population status.
Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Oreobates pereger. In: IUCN 2013