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.
Stefan Lötters 2004. Hyloxalus patitae. In: IUCN 2014