This species occurs in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of the Cordillera Oriental; Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Meta Departments; Colombia, between 2,000 and 3,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in open areas, wetlands, forest edges and páramo. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to lentic waterbodies.
It is abundant, with many records in 2003.
It apparently disappears from areas with heavily contaminated waters, with the contamination coming from agrochemicals and urban runoff.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza and Parque Nacional Natural Iguaque.
Adolfo Amézquita 2004. Hyloxalus subpunctatus. In: IUCN 2014