This species is known from the type locality, "El Chaquiro, [department of] Antioquia, Colombia" (amended to "Hacienda Palmas, El Chaquiro, Antioquia Department, Colombia, 2,670m elevation"), and from nearby locations.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in high-altitude grassland, and has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species within its relatively small range.
The main threat is habitat loss due to expanding pastures for cattle grazing. Climate change may be a threat in the future.
The range of this species does not include any protected areas, such that habitat protection remains the most urgent conservation action required. Further survey work is needed to determine whether it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.
Wilmar Bolívar, John Lynch 2004. Rhinella nicefori. In: IUCN 2014