This species occurs in the Amazon Basin from Amapá, Brazil, through the Guianas, Venezuela (Amazonas State), to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. There is a need for better documentation of the geographical range of the species, especially in Venezuela. Its altitudinal range is up to 1,200m asl in Ecuador.
Habitat and Ecology
Old and second growth rainforest. Reproduction in narrow permanent waterbodies (streams/igarapes) inside tropical moist rainforest; frogs call from understorey vegetation along the streams.
Uncommon and somewhat locally distributed in range.
It is assumed that agriculture practices, habitat degradation, logging and habitat fragmentation might have some effect on local populations. But overall, it is unlikely to be significantly affected across its wide range, much of which experiences minimal human impact.
There are many protected areas within the range of distribution of this species.
This form is probably a complex of more than one species.
Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Osteocephalus buckleyi. In: IUCN 2014