This species is known only from the type locality, a small valley at the north base of Pico Tamacuari, from 1,160-1,200m asl, in the Sierra Tapirapecó, Amazonas State, Venezuela (at 1° 13'N; 64° 42'W).
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal frog found in rocky forest streams, where the larvae presumably develop. Its calls have been heard coming from beneath large boulders.
The population status of this species is not known.
Flash flooding is a potential threat to this species, and has been known to occur at the type locality.
The area where this frog is found is protected within Parque Nacional Parima-Tapirapecó.
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.
This species is similar to Anomaloglossus shrevei, differing in the shape of the median lingual process, and in the shape of the inner tarsal fold.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus tamacuarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55156A11262241. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55156A11262241.en