Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality: La Empalada, in the municipality of Mistrató, in the department of Risaralda, Colombia, from 1,760-1,790m asl. There has been quite extensive sampling in the neighbouring regions suggesting that it is most likely confined to this area.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found on low vegetation and in leaf-litter, inside primary cloud forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.
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Population

Population
It is a rare species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat is habitat loss caused by agricultural development, particularly the cultivation of illegal crops.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The type locality is near Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, but it has not been recorded from inside the park. Protection of the species' habitat is essential for the long-term survival of this restricted range, primary forest species.
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