This species is known only from Santa Bárbara, Huancabamba District, Oxapampa Province, Pasco Region, on the eastern slopes of the Andes at 3,363 m asl in central Peru (Chaparro et al. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits elfin forest, the transition zone between the lowland forests and the highland of the Andes (Chaparro et al. 2008). The single individual was found inside moss (Chaparro et al. 2008). It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is little information on the population size and trends of this species. It is known from only one female captured at the type locality in 2007 (Chaparro et al. 2008).
Little information is available on the threats to this species, however agriculture expansion into the buffer zone of the park may be a threat to this species' habitat (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017). Harvesting of moss throughout the eastern slopes of the Andes, especially within cloud forests, poses a potential threat to this species (R. von May pers. comm. April 2017).
It occurs within the buffer zone of Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Phrynopus miroslawae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T18435514A89224725. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T18435514A89224725.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019