This species is known from the eastern premontane slopes of northern and central Peru (Jungfer and Lehr 2001, Jungfer et al. 2013), as well as two additional localities in the eastern versant of the Andes in southern Peru (La Convencion Province, Cusco Region; Chávez et al. 2008). It can be found at elevations between 380–1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal species of primary tropical moist forest. It is not present in degraded areas. It breeds in phytotelmata such as bromeliads.
It is locally common in good habitat. Due to ongoing local decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is believed to be decreasing.
Because of the large areas of suitable habitat still available to this species there are no major threats. There is some habitat loss through different human activities, principally agriculture (crops and ranching).
This species occurs inYanachaga Chemillen National Park.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Osteocephalus leoniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55797A61403646. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T55797A61403646.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019