This species is known only from the type locality, Monte Redondo, Buenavista, in either the department of Cundinamarca or the department of Meta, Colombia, at 1,000-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is probably a terrestrial species, living among fallen leaves and under rocks and logs in cloud forest. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in its genus.
It is known only from the type specimen (now lost) which was collected more than 100 years ago.
There is no direct information on threats to this species. However, deforestation as a result of agricultural development and cultivation of illegal crops is taking place within its range.
Research is needed to resolve its taxonomic identity.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
The only specimen of this species has been lost. It is possibly a synonym of Leptodactylus hylaedactylus (Lynch pers. comm.).
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Niceforonia columbiana. In: IUCN 2014