This species is known from two localities on the northern part of the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes in Antioquia Department: Medellin, and Vereda El Jardin in the municipality of Amalfi. It has been recorded from around 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is presumably associated with montane cloud forests. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development. A larva was collected recently.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from two specimens, one from each locality.
There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomy of this species' genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Epicrionops parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59644A11975333. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59644A11975333.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018