This species is known only from the type locality at Murrí, Nutibara La Blanquita Route, Frontino Municipality, and from Parque Nacional Las Orquideas, Vereda Calles, Rio Polo in Antioquia Department on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, from 1,400–1,800 m Asl. Its EOO is 122 km2 and it occurs at two locations, based on the main threats affecting the species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that has only been found in creeks within wet primary forest. It can be found in leaf litter and it perches on rocks and low vegetation (G. Gonzalez Duran pers. comm. August 2016). It may not tolerate habitat degradation, as it was found in well preserved creeks (G. Gonzalez Duran pers. comm. August 2016). Its breeding habits are not known.
It is a rare species (G. Gonzalez Duran pers. comm. August 2016). The population status of this species is unknown, as it is known only from a few specimens. The species has been recently (2014) collected in Parque Nacional Las Orquideas, near the type locality (G. Gonzalez Duran pers. comm. August 2016).
At the type locality, the main threats are agriculture (including illegal crops), livestock and illegal mining. At the site within the national park, there is logging.
The species occurs in Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because of its extent of occurrence (EOO) of 122 km2, it occurs in two threat-defined locations, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia due to agricultural activities, livestock, mining, and logging.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Rhinella lindae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54877A85881989. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T54877A85881989.en