This species is known from Amazonas Department (Tarapaca/Leticia and Río Pure), Colombia and around the junction of the Sucusari and Napo Rivers, Loreto Department, Peru (Lynch 2002). It occurs between 100–200 m asl. It is believed to occur much more widely, and it will probably be found in neighbouring Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
This nocturnal, arboreal species occurs in bromeliads in lowland rainforest. It reproduces by larval development in bromeliads and tree holes.
It is an uncommon species, and the population is believed to be stable.
It suffers some habitat loss in the southern part of the range due to human settlements and livestock farming. However, most of the range is unthreatened.
This species occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Río Puré.
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 probable wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Osteocephalus heyeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55795A61403540. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T55795A61403540.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019