This species is restricted to the Cordillera El Sira, Pasco Department, Peru, where it has an altitudinal range of 210-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in humid rainforest. Animals are active alongside small streams, especially near waterfalls where small caves provide shelter. The eggs are presumably deposited in leaf-litter, and a male has been observed carrying the hatched larvae to a stream to complete their development.
It is presumed to be reasonably common in suitable habitat.
The threats to this species are not known, although some lower parts of the Cordillera El Sira are being selectively logged.
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas, although it might be present in the Reserva Comunal El Sira, an indigenous people's reserve, but this requires further investigation.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
Stefan Lötters 2004. Hyloxalus patitae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55128A11257657. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55128A11257657.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018