This recently described species (2012) is found in the northeastern Cordillera Central of the Andes, Colombia. It is currently known from nine municipalities in Antioquia Department: Anorí, Amalfí, San Roque, Santo Domingo, San Carlos, Alejandría, Sonsón, Granada and Guatape (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016). It occurs at elevations between 1,420–1,950 m asl (Rivera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas 2012). The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,645 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species' key habitat is within semi-permanent swamps with abundant grasses in pasture areas, although individuals have also been found in secondary forest along creeks and in disturbed habitats. Males have been observed during and after light rains calling from emerged vegetation close to water, with the peak of their activity occuring between 19:00 and 20:00 h. Females generally remain hidden among aquatic vegetation and lay clutches underwater attached to submerged aquatic vegetation (Rievera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas 2012).
It is a very common and abundant species (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016). Its population trend is presumed to be stable.
There are no known major threats to the species.
It is present in private protected areas (La Forzosa, Anorí and Bosques de Alejandría).
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population size and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species is listed as Least Concern because, although the distribution is restricted—extent of occurrence (EOO) of 3,645 km2—it is common, there are no major threats currently affecting its population, the species adapts to disturbed habitats, and it occurs in protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Dendropsophus norandinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T63062140A63062144. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T63062140A63062144.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018