Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela
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IUCN (Red List) status: Vulnerable (VU).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the type locality, stated to be "Murisipan-Tepui (05 53N, 62 04W)", in the state of BolÝvar, Venezuela, at 2,350m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The single specimen was collected under a rock in tropical montane forest. Breeding habits are unknown, although the larvae probably develop in streams.
It is known from only one specimen.
There are no current major threats, but fires, caused by lightning, are a potential threat.
Its range does not include any protected areas. There is a need for further survey work to determine the current population status of this species, and to monitor its status, given that it is known only from one site.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Se˝aris 2004. Anomaloglossus murisipanensis. In: IUCN 2012