This species is known only from the type locality in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,190m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Both known specimens were found on leaves in primary forest. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although it is suspected to breed by direct development.
It is known only from two specimens collected in 1980, and there has been no recent sampling for the species, so its population status is unknown.
The major threats to this species are unknown. However, illegal crops are grown in the park, which might threaten its habitat.
Parque Nacional Natural Munchique is the only protected area from which it is currently known.
This species was transferred to the genus Andinophryne by Hoogmoed (1985).
Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Andinophryne atelopoides. In: IUCN 2014