This species occurs in the lowland forests of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and the Amazon drainage basin of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, western Amazonian Bolivia and Brazil. It was reported from the La Escalera region, Bolívar state, Venezuela (Duellman 1997), but this record has since be reassigned to Ameerega picta (Barrio-Amorós 2004). It is generally found below 300 m, but occurs up to 1,000 m asl in Ecuador and Colombia.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal species that is found on the forest floor of tropical lowland forests. It can be found throughout the day in primary or secondary forest and in edges and clearings (Rodríguez and Duellman 1994). It lays its eggs on the leaf-litter. Tadpoles are carried on the back to temporary pools.
It is common throughout much of its range. In Venezuela, it is just known from a single specimen without much data.
There are no known threats to this species.
It occurs in many protected areas throughout its range.
It is probably a complex of more than one species.
Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Robert Reynolds, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2010. Allobates femoralis. In: IUCN 2014