Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of
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IUCN (Red List) status: Endangered (EN).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the Ukaguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania between 1,500 and 1,900m asl. It is thought likely to be endemic to the Ukaguru Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
All records are from leaf litter in montane forest. It probably cannot tolerate forest clearance. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other members of its genus, without any dependence on water.
It is probably relatively common in suitable habitat within its small range.
The forests in the Ukaguru Mountains are poorly protected, and threatened by agricultural encroachment and human settlement.
It occurs in the Mamiwa-Kisara Forest Reserve and the Ikwamba Forest Reserve.
Michele Menegon, Simon Loader 2008. Probreviceps durirostris. In: IUCN 2012