This species is known only from the 380 ha (3.8 km
Habitat and Ecology
It has been collected in dense, humid montane primary forest, on tree branches ca 1.2 m above the ground. It is not known whether this species can tolerate habitat disturbance since it has only been found in protected primary forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is known only from two specimens: the holotype, collected in 2003 (Duellman et al. 2004) and one individual found in 2004 at the same site (R. von May pers. comm. April 2013). These specimens were recorded over the course of 5 person/days (von May et al. 2008). No additional individuals have been recorded from the type locality despite regular searches of the Pampa Hermosa Reserve (A. Zambrano pers. comm. April 2013).
It occurs in the protected 380 ha Pampa Hermosa Reserve. However, additional protection of primary forest habitat surrounding the reserve is also needed. Further research is required into the species' population status, distribution and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Gastrotheca atympana. In: IUCN 2014