This species is known from high elevations of the central Andes (Cordillera Central) in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindio, Risoralda and Tolima, in Colombia, between 2,210-3,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in premontane forest and sub-páramo among fallen leaves on the ground, and in low bromeliads. It has also been recorded from disturbed habitats such as pastureland and heavily degraded forest.
It is a very common species.
Habitat destruction caused by deforestation, agriculture, illegal harvesting and chemical aspersion are localized threats but there are no major threats to the species overall.
The range of the species includes a few protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Alonso Quevedo Gil 2004. Bolitoglossa vallecula. In: IUCN 2014