This species is known from two localities within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo, in Antioquia Department, on the northern slope of the western Andes, in Colombia, at 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Both of the known localities are within primary forest, but no other information is available on the species' habitat requirements or breeding habits.
This species is known only from ten specimens; however, there has been no recent survey work within its range.
The most serious risk to this species is chytridiomycosis, which has had a devastating impact on other high-altitude species of Atelopus.
Both known localities of the species are within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo. Further research into the species' range, ecological requirements, and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside its current known range. Given the likely threat of chytridiomycosis, disease management and captive-breeding programmes might be required.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Jose Vicente Rueda, Stefan Lötters, John Lynch 2004. Atelopus galactogaster. In: IUCN 2014