This species is known from seven localities Santa Cruz and Cochabamba departments on the eastern slope of the Andes in Bolivia, from 1,000-2,150m asl. It was formally known only from the type locality, Chape, in Florida Province, in the department of Santa Cruz, at 2,060m asl. It might well occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that inhabits the Yungas forest. It has been found under rocks, and males have been observed perching on small secondary vegetation. It also tolerates disturbed habitats. There is no information known about breeding, although it probably breeds by direct development, like other species of the genus.
It is an uncommon species.
There are no threats to this species at present.
Its range includes Carrasco and Amboro National Parks.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Oreobates sanctaecrucis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57106A11579708. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57106A11579708.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018