This species is presently known from the area of Ponga de Shilcayo and the areas surrounding Tarapoto, Zapatero and Shapaja in San Martín Region, from the vicinity of Satipo, Junín Region, from Estacion Biologica Panguana, Huánuco Region, and from Río Kimbiri, Cusco Region, Peru. It is presumed that this species occurs in between these areas. It is known to occur at altitudes of 470–1,000 m asl (J.M. Padial pers. comm. November 2009).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of lowland primary tropical forest, which may also be found in rocky streambeds in ravines on mountain slopes. Its breeding biology is unknown, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.
This is considered to be a rare species (J.M. Padial pers. comm. November 2009). However, given its widespread distribution and extensive remaining habitat in the lowlands, the population is considered to be stable at present.
The main, moderate-level threat to this species is habitat loss due to ongoing agricultural activities (J.M. Padial pers. comm. November 2009). However, habitat loss is expected to be localized.
It has been found within the Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor (J.M. Padial pers. comm. November 2009).
The creation of specific protected areas in the Andean foothills is recommended (J.M. Padial pers. comm. November 2009).
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and trends.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population, and remaining suitable habitat across its range.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Oreobates saxatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57107A3054922. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T57107A3054922.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019