This species is found in Peru, close to the Iquitos region (Departamento Loreto), and along the basins of the Tambopata, Manu and Madre de Dios rivers (Departamento Madre de Dios). It is present in Acre, Brazil and also occurs in northern Bolivia. It occurs at elevations of up to 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A terrestrial species active on the ground or low vegetation. Restricted to lowland primary tropical rainforest. Eggs are laid on leaves; tadpoles develop in temporary waterbodies. It is not present in modified habitats.
It is not a common species, but it is relatively easily encountered
No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as logging and agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).
In Peru, this species is known to occur in Parque Nacional Manu, Tambopata National Reserve and Gueppi Reserved Zone, and might also occur in Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zone, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. It is not present in any Brazilian protected areas however the forests of this State are still well conserved.
Ariadne Angulo, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Steffen Reichle 2004. Phyllomedusa atelopoides. In: IUCN 2014