This species is known only from the Middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia, in the departments of Tolima, Cauca, Cundinamarca, and Boyacá, at 300-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species, living in forested areas and in open areas inside the forest.
There is little information available regarding its population status, as it is a very difficult species to collect.
Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture and intensive livestock farming is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia thompsoni. In: IUCN 2014