This species is known from the Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central of Colombia in the departments of Cauca, Valle de Cauca, Choco, Risaralda, Quindio, Caldas and Antioquia. It occurs at moderate to intermediate elevations of 800-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species that inhabits the leaf-litter and ground of cloud forests and secondary forests. It is active part of the day and night, on the fallen leaves on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as the fumigation of crops are major threats to the species' habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas, Regional Reserve Ucumari and Regional Reserve Bosques de Florencia.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Hypodactylus mantipus. In: IUCN 2014