This species is known only from the type locality: vereda El Centro, Betulia Municipality, Santander Department, Colombia, at an altitude of 2,280m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with mature montane forest, where the holotype was found in leaf-litter. It is presumed to have a direct development breeding strategy.
It is known only from the holotype.
The threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss due to smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
John Lynch 2004. Hypodactylus adercus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56398A11462664. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56398A11462664.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019