This species is known from two localities in the Cordillera Oriental, La Cueva de las Moyas and the Páramo de Cruz Verde, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia, between 3,030 and 3,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in streams within caves and crevices. Breeding and larval development takes place in streams.
It was last seen in 1996. Three visits to the type locality have failed to turn up this species, and it is likely that it has declined severely due to complete habitat alteration.
It is threatened by habitat loss due to conversion to timber forestry and water pollution caused by urban runoff.
The species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine the current population status of the species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloxalus edwardsi. In: IUCN 2014