This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality at Murrí (6° 43'N; 76° 20'W), NutibaraLa Blanquita Route, Frontino Municipality, in Antioquia Department on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, from 1,600-1,800m asl. The limits to its distribution are not known.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that has only been found in wet primary forest. Its breeding habits are not known; it presumably breeds by direct development (if it is like other members of its genus).
The population status of this species is unknown, as it is known only from a few specimens.
The major threats to this species are habitat fragmentation and loss due to the expansion of agricultural activity, timber extraction, and the cultivation of illegal crops, and also pollution arising from the fumigation of illegal crops.
The type locality is not within a protected area, although this species might occur in Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas, but sampling is needed to confirm this. A protected area is recommended for this species as it is unlikely to tolerate disturbance of its habitat, and its habitat is currently highly threatened.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Rhinella lindae. In: IUCN 2014