This species is known from the type locality of Hacienda Yanasona in the Upper Río Marañon area, Cajamarca, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is the montane forest in the upper Amazon basin. Nothing further is known about its habitat and ecology, although it presumably breeds in water.
It is a rare species, and there appear to be no recent records, perhaps because of lack of herpetological work within its range.
The major threats to this species are not known.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
This species was considered to be a subspecies of Rhinella limensis by Leviton and Duellman (1978).
Ariadne Angulo, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea, Ulrich Sinsch, César Aguilar Puntriano, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Rhinella vellardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54791A11192481. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54791A11192481.en