Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia
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IUCN (Red List) status: Critically Endangered (CR).
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, in the vicinity of Albania, in the municipality of Herveo, department of Tolima, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, from 3,100-3,400m asl. It is most likely restricted to this area.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs under rocks and logs in grasses in sub-páramo areas. It can also be found in pastureland and arable land, although this is not ideal habitat as it is often burned. It breeds by direct development.
This is a rare species.
The major threat to this species is fire, in the form of frequent burning of the páramo so that the grass grows more quickly for cattle grazing.
There are no protected areas within the range of this species, making habitat maintenance and protection for this species a very high conservation priority. A more carefully managed burning regime would also benefit this species.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Niceforonia adenobrachia. In: IUCN 2012