This species is known only from Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera Los Picachos, in the eastern Andean Cordillera, Caquetá Department, Colombia, at 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives on the forest floors of premontane humid forest. Its reproductive mode is not known, but the larvae presumably develop in streams.
It was abundant until 1998, and one visit in 2000 recorded several individuals. There have been no more survey visits to the site since then.
There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in a guerrilla stronghold where there is little anthropogenic habitat disturbance.
Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera Los Picachos is the only protected area from which this species is currently known.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Allobates picachos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55131A11258575. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55131A11258575.en