Hyloxalus betancuri
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Antadó, in the municipality of Ituango, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at 1,450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on the ground next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Its breeding habits are not known, though it presumably breeds in streams. It is not known whether or not it occurs outside forest.


It is only known from the holotype (which is now badly damaged), so nothing is known about its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown at present, although the only known locality is within a protected area.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is within Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo. Another specimen of this species is required to replace the now badly damaged holotype, and to enable much needed taxonomic research into the status of this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Taran Grant, Fernando Castro 2004. Hyloxalus betancuri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55053A11246423. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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