This species is known only from the type locality of "Schluch Las Peñas (600m), unweit von Maracay". This area is now believed to be Pozo del Diablo en las cabeceras del Río Güey, on the southern versant of the Cordillera de la Costa, State of Aragua, Venezuela at 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The original habitat at the type locality, semi-deciduous humid forest, has been drastically modified by repeated clearing and burning, and only a savannah-like environment remains. Details from the collection series suggest that the species congregated for breeding in small streams.
This species is known only from the type series collected by C. Vogel in 1933. Extensive searches in recent years have failed to find any animals, and the species is now believed to be extinct.
The species is believed to have become extinct following the extensive conversion of its habitat to agricultural use.
This species has not been recorded from any protected areas.
This species was recently recognized as distinct from Atelopus cruciger by Lötters, La Marca and Vences (2004).
Stefan Lötters, Enrique La Marca, Miguel Vences 2004. Atelopus vogli. In: IUCN 2014