This species is known only from the type locality on the western slope of the central Andes, in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,995m asl. It is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in the lowest vegetation stratum of cloud forests. There is no information regarding its breeding habits or its adaptability to habitat disturbance, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The major threats to this species are unknown.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Puracé. Taxonomic research is needed to determine whether or not this is a valid species (it is probably a synonym of Colostethus pulchellus).
This species is probably a synonym of Hyloxalus pulchellus (Grant pers. comm.).
Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Hyloxalus pinguis. In: IUCN 2014