This species is known only from the type locality, Antadó, in the municipality of Ituango, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at 1,450m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Its breeding habits are not known, though it presumably breeds in streams. It is not known whether or not it occurs outside forest.
It is only known from the holotype (which is now badly damaged), so nothing is known about its population status.
The threats to this species are unknown at present, although the only known locality is within a protected area.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo. Another specimen of this species is required to replace the now badly damaged holotype, and to enable much needed taxonomic research into the status of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Taran Grant, Fernando Castro 2004. Hyloxalus betancuri. In: IUCN 2014