This Colombian endemic species is known from the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Risaralda department, from the western slope of the Cordillera Central in Antioquia department, and from north of the Cordillera Central in Quindio department. It has been recorded from 1,450-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A terrestrial species found on vegetation alongside water sources such as streams in sub-Andean forest ecosystems. It also occurs in secondary forests and is apparently adaptable to human disturbance. It lays its eggs on leaf-litter in the forest and then carries its tadpoles to water where they develop further.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging and agricultural pollution are major threats to the species’ habitat. However these are only localized threats, and there are no major threats to the species overall at present.
It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Hyloxalus abditaurantius. In: IUCN 2014