Hyloxalus vergeli
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the western flank of the Cordillera Oriental, in Fusagasuga, Cundinamarca Department, and Icononso, Tolima Department, Colombia, at 1,500-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs near streams in cloud forest, and seems able to tolerate some minor habitat disturbance. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to streams where they develop further.


It is known to be an abundant species, although no one has looked for it since 1994.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no current known threats to this species, and it is somewhat resilient to habitat disturbance. Nonetheless, its small range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas. The species requires close population monitoring given its very restricted range.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was considered a synonym of Hyloxalus fuliginosus by Edwards (1974b).


Adolfo Am├ęzquita, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloxalus vergeli. In: IUCN 2014


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