Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species was until recently only known from a single locality in BolÝvar State, Venezuela, at the foot of the Auyan tepui, at 1,650m asl, on a trail from Danto and Pinon. A second specimen was recently discovered by the Cucurital River. The exact distributional limits of this species are not yet known.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in tropical rainforest, and males call in the margins of small streams in the forest or near waterfalls in the spray-zone. This species lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried to water by the adults, where they develop further.
It is common.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
Its type locality is protected within Parque Nacional Canaima.
According to Myers and Donnelly (2001), this species was treated as Colostethus sp. in Grant et al. (1997).
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Se˝aris 2004. Anomaloglossus tepuyensis. In: IUCN 2012