This species is known only from the western versant of the Cordillera Azul, Huánuco Department, Peru, where it has been observed between 1,650 and 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The general habitat in the area of collection is humid mountain forest. It is presumed to be a stream-breeding species.
It is currently known only from museum specimens, and was last recorded in 1980.
The threats to the species within its range on the Cordillera Azul have not been recorded. However, like other members of its genus, it is assumed to be at severe risk from chytridiomycosis.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. In view of the likely threat of chytridiomycosis, it is a very high priority to conduct surveys to locate this species and determine its current population status; a captive-breeding programme may also need to be established.
Red List Status
Stefan Lötters 2004. Atelopus dimorphus. In: IUCN 2014