This species appears to be restricted to a west-facing slope descending into the Amazonian lowlands of Abra Malaga and San Luis, Provincia Urubamba (Departamento Cusco), Peru. Its altitudinal range is 2,000-3,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a forest edge species specifically restricted to the zone of puna grassland directly adjacent to montane forest; it is not known whether or not it can occur in modified habitats. Its breeding habitat is not known, though breeding probably takes place in water.
It is a very rare species.
There are not believed to be any major threats to this species at present; however, it might be susceptible to habitat loss in the future.
It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea 2004. Nannophryne corynetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54616A11174745. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54616A11174745.en