This species is known only from the type locality, La Blanquita in the municipality of Frontina, in Antioquia Department, on the northern part of the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, at 1,640m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The one known specimen of this species was found on a leaf on vegetation near a stream in primary forest. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is only known from one specimen. It has not been recorded again at the type locality, but it is most likely a very difficult species to find.
Clearing of the forest for fruit cultivation is a major threat to the habitat in this species' range.
The known locality for this species is not within a protected area. More research into its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.
This species was previously within the genus Phyllomedusa but has recently been moved to the genus Hylomantis (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Fernando Castro, John Lynch, Andrés Acosta-Galvis 2004. Agalychnis danieli. In: IUCN 2014