This species is known only from the Cordillera de Carpish, at 2,920m asl, in the Provincia de Huánuco, an outlier of the Cordillera Oriental of the Peruvian Andes. It is not known whether or not it occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The only known specimens were found under leaves and under a piece of wood in cloud forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of the species, and it is known from only two specimens.
The main threat to the species is deforestation due to agricultural expansion and firewood collection.
There are currently no protected areas in place, making habitat protection and management an urgently needed conservation action. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and current population status of this species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Simon Stuart 2006. Gastrotheca zeugocystis. In: IUCN 2014