This species is known only from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, on the Serranía of Macuira, in the Department of Guajira, Colombia. It has an altitudinal range of 210-780m asl. It occurs in an isolated area of forest habitat in an otherwise arid region, so it is very unlikely to occur anywhere else.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in tropical forest with dry vegetation, and can be found in secondary forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the male carries the hatched tadpoles to streams and ponds to complete their development.
It is abundant in the rainy season.
There are no current major threats to the species, and its only known population is within a national park. However, its restricted range renders it susceptible to threatening processes.
It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, Colombia. The population of this species requires close monitoring, particularly given that is known only from a single location.
Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant 2004. Allobates wayuu. In: IUCN 2014