This species is known only from the west slope of the Serrania de Sira, Huánuco Department, Peru. It possibly occurs in the Cordillera Azul, but this requires further investigation. Its presumed altitudinal range is around 1,280m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from low cloud forest at 1,280m asl. Otherwise, nothing further is known about this species, though it may use temporary ponds for breeding.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
Although the restricted area that the species inhabits is relatively inaccessible, there is some habitat disturbance due to farming and human settlement. In addition, the lower parts of the range are being selectively logged.
It is present in the Reserva Comunal El Sira (an indigenous people's reserve). Further survey work is necessary to determine the precise limits of the distribution of this species, its current population status in the wild, and its breeding biology.
Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Javier Icochea 2004. Phyllomedusa baltea. In: IUCN 2014