This species is known from three localities on the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia: Garagoa, in Boyacá Department; Virolín, in the municipality of Charalá, Santander Department; and Fómenque, in Cundinamarca Department. It has been recorded at 1,750m asl, but it presumably has a broader altitudinal range than this.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species in montane forest, and it was also found once near a swamp.
There is no information regarding its population status; it is known from only a few specimens.
Deforestation as a result of smallholder farming is a potential threat, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.
It occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia corpulenta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59508A11951860. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59508A11951860.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019