This species is known from the central part of the Magdalena River Valley, between Honda (Tolima), Girardot (Cundinamarca), Santander, and northeast Antioquia at 225-400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species found in humid soils, especially in disturbed forests. It is even found in areas heavily impacted by agriculture. Its breeding habits are unknown.
It appears to be a common species and quite easy to find, even in disturbed habitats.
There are no major threats to this very adaptable species.
There are no protected areas within its known distribution.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Microcaecilia nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59587A11955016. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59587A11955016.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018