This species is found in the cloud forests on the eastern slope of the central Andes at altitudes of 2,400-2,850m asl, in the departments of Cauca and Huila (Belalcazar), in Colombia.
Habitat and Ecology
This inhabitant of Andean areas is found on vegetation or on the ground in forested areas near fast-flowing streams, not quite up to the altitude of the páramo alpine ecosystem. The eggs and larvae develop in water.
It is a common species.
Localized threats to this species are water pollution and habitat loss due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops.
The range of this species includes Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, and also Parque Nacional Natural Nevado del Huila. Taxonomic research is needed to confirm whether or not it is a synonym of a wider ranging species.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005). It is probably a synonym of Hyloscirtus lindae.
John Lynch, Fernando Castro 2004. Hyloscirtus caucanus. In: IUCN 2014