This species is known from the eastern Amazonian lowland rainforest of Ecuador; and central Peru (Panguana, 200m asl, Huanuco, southern Peru, Pakitza, 350m asl (Madre de Dios) and Tavara (Puno)). In Colombia it is present in the Departamento de Putumayo at 400m asl, but penetrates the low cloud forest at the base of the Pastaza trench.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in lowland primary rainforest, but invades low cloud forests. It is nocturnal and is found on low vegetation (0.5-1.5m) in dense forests (Lynch and Duellman, 1980). It is also present in secondary forest. It is presumed to be a direct development species; egg deposition site is not known. The ability of this species to adapt to modified habitats is unknown, although it can be found in lightly modified habitat.
It is frequent in some areas, but not over the entire range.
There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.) and colonization.
It is present in several protected areas. The range of this species overlaps with Parque Nacional Manu, (Madre de Dios) Peru. In Colombia it is present in Amacayacu, La Paya and El Pure. It is present in Yasuni and a second protected area in Ecuador.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis croceoinguinis. In: IUCN 2014