Niceforonia columbiana
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Hypodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Monte Redondo, Buenavista, in either the department of Cundinamarca or the department of Meta, Colombia, at 1,000-1,300 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is probably a terrestrial species, living among fallen leaves and under rocks and logs in cloud forest. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in its genus.


It is known only from the type specimen (now lost) which was collected more than 100 years ago.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no direct information on threats to this species. However, deforestation as a result of agricultural development and cultivation of illegal crops is taking place within its range.

Conservation Actions

Research is needed to resolve its taxonomic identity.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The only specimen of this species has been lost. It is possibly a synonym of Leptodactylus hylaedactylus (Lynch pers. comm.).


Ramírez Pinilla, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Amézquita, A. & Ardila-Robayo, M. 2004. Niceforonia columbiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57205A86523621. .Downloaded on 14 December 2018


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