Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador
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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known from the lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador (in Napo Province) and Colombia (Departments of Caquetá and Meta). It occurs between 300 and 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals have been found underground in primary forest. At Lago Agrio, in Ecuador, most specimens were obtained by following bulldozers clearing primary forest (Duellman, 1978). It has also been recorded from degraded forest but it is not known whether or not it can adapt to degraded habitats. Its breeding is unknown.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The threats are unknown, since it is not known whether or not it can adapt to degraded habitats. Agriculture and livestock are most likely localized threats to the habitat of this species, but it occurs in a region of relatively low human impact.
In Colombia the species is not known from any protected areas. In Ecuador the species has been recorded from Jatun Sachure Nature Reserve.
Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Microcaecilia albiceps. In: IUCN 2012