This species is currently known from the type locality, Tandayapa, in the province of Pichincha, in northwestern Ecuador, and from Reserva Natural Río Ñambi, vereda El Barro, Corregimiento Ortiz y Zamora, municipality of Barbacoas, Nariño, southwestern Colombia. The species can be found around 1,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of cloud forest. Its breeding habits are not known.
Its population status is unknown. There have been no records at the type locality since the 1970s. Although the type locality is often visited by herpetologists, subsequent visits have failed to find any individuals, despite over 150 person-hours of searching (Delia and Cisneros pers. comm.). In Nariño it is known from three specimens collected in 2001 and 2002 (Murillo et al. 2005).
Agriculture and logging are threats to this species' habitat at the type locality.
It occurs in Reserva Natural Río Ñambi in Colombia. More research is needed to determine its range, life history and population status.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Paul Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, Ariadne Angulo 2010. Rhaebo olallai. In: IUCN 2014