This species is known only from the type locality, "from a pass approximately 5km (by road) north-east of Mendoza (06° 18'S; 77° 27'W, altitude approximately 2,400m asl), Provincia Rodriguez de Mendoza, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru" (Duellman and Schulte 1992).
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is montane tropical rainforest, and individuals have been found in bromeliads. Its breeding habits are not known, though it presumably breeds by larval development.
Nothing is known about its population status.
The threats to this species are unknown.
It is not found in any protected areas. Further research is needed to assist its conservation.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only been discovered relatively recently, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea 2004. Rhinella arborescandens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54575A11169173. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54575A11169173.en