This species was until recently only known from a single locality in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at the foot of the Auyan tepui, at 1,650m asl, on a trail from Danto and Pinon. A second specimen was recently discovered by the Cucurital River. The exact distributional limits of this species are not yet known.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in tropical rainforest, and males call in the margins of small streams in the forest or near waterfalls in the spray-zone. This species lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried to water by the adults, where they develop further.
It is common.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
Its type locality is protected within Parque Nacional Canaima.
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.
According to Myers and Donnelly (2001), this species was treated as Colostethus sp. in Grant et al. (1997).
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus tepuyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55157A11248696. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55157A11248696.en