This species is distributed primarily on the eastern slopes of the Andes, where it is known in Ecuador from elevations of 920-1,740m asl in the Cordillera Oriental, (Morona-Santiago) at 1,700m asl in the Cordillera de Cutucù, and 1,500-1,550m asl (Napo) on the western slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor. In Peru it is known from elevations as low as 200m asl in the Amazonian lowlands (Amazonas). In Colombia it is known from a single site in western Putumayo. Its altitudinal range is from 200-1,900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is present in the Amazon cloud forest (Lynch and Duellman, 1980). In both Peru and Ecuador, all individuals have been found on low vegetation at night. It is a species that breeds by direct development; the egg deposition site is not known. It is not known if the species occurs in degraded habitats.
It is a common species.
Presumably, there are no major threats to this species. It is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), oil exploration and colonization.
The range of this species overlaps with the Santiago Comainas Reserve Zone, Peru. In Ecuador, it is present in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis quaquaversus. In: IUCN 2014