This species occurs widely in northwestern Colombia and the Magdalena Valley, extending into adjacent Panama, where it is known from two sites in the eastern lowlands in southeastern Darien Province. It occurs from sea level up to 1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species, living on vegetation in humid lowland forest, including dry forest and degraded habitats with forest patches. Breeding occurs in swamps and ponds.
It is a reasonably common species.
The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development (especially for cotton and rice), illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the general use of agro-chemicals, as well as the spraying of illegal crops. Drying up of breeding sites is probably also a problem.
It occurs in the Parque Nacional Darién in Panama. It probably does not occur in many protected areas in Colombia.
Juan Manuel Renjifo, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Phyllomedusa venusta. In: IUCN 2014