This is a recently described species known from Paracti (Cochabamba Department), in Bolivia, at altitudes of 650 and 1,300m asl, and in Peru from Pakitza (at 350m asl) and Madre de Dios. Both localities are separated by a distance of approximately 700km. This species' altitudinal range is 350-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The Bolivian localities comprise evergreen tropical montane forest; in Peru it is known from lowland forest areas. It has been recorded calling from bushes at the edge of the road during light rain and was heard from the canopy at about 6-10m above the ground during a heavy downpour. Reproduction in this species is by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
There are not thought to be any major threats to this species, which is presumed to be widespread and to have large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (involving both crops and livestock, for example), oil exploration and settlement.
Its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Manu in Peru, and Parque Nacional Carrasco in Bolivia.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Steffen Reichle 2004. Pristimantis olivaceus. In: IUCN 2014