This species is only recorded from Palma Pampa and Cordillera de Carpish, Departamento Huánuco, Peru. It is believed to have a genuinely restricted distribution, with an altitudinal range of 2,600-3,072m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of primary cloud forest on the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru. It has also been found in disturbed areas at the forest edge. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it may breed in bromeliads, presumably by larval development.
This species is uncommon and probably declining.
Deforestation for agriculture (potatoes) is a major threat. Agrochemical use has also contributed to the decline of this species at known sites.
The species is not known to be present in protected areas, and its remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection. The current population status of this species also needs to be determined.
Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Rhinella chavin. In: IUCN 2014