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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia
IUCN (Red List) status: Endangered (EN).
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Geobatrachus walkeri?
This species is known only from the north-western and western slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena, northern Colombia, from 1,550-2,870m asl. It may occur more widely than current records suggest, but is likely to be restricted to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Habitat and Ecology
It is both nocturnal and diurnal, and appears to be confined to forest where it occurs under rocks and logs (which is also where it lays its eggs). Breeding is by direct development.
It is a common species.
The major threat is habitat loss and destruction due to agriculture.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Geobatrachus walkeri. In: IUCN 2012