This species was originally known at the foot of the western Andes in Bolivia. It was recorded in San Carlos and San Ernesto (the type locality), in the department of La Paz. It was rediscovered in Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve by Gonzales et al. (1999) after a century, and is now known from an additional two localities. It has been recorded from 800-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species from the Yungas forest (De la Riva et al. 2000). Populations are also found in disturbed habitat such as pastureland. It lays its eggs terrestrially, and then the tadpoles are carried on the backs of males to streams, or small waterbodies, where they develop further.
It is a locally common species.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
Its range includes Pilan Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it is adaptable and has 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. Ameerega boliviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55216A11270799. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55216A11270799.en