This species is known only from the Middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia, in the departments of Tolima, Cauca, Cundinamarca, and Boyacá, at 300-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species, living in forested areas and in open areas inside the forest.
There is little information available regarding its population status, as it is a very difficult species to collect.
Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture and intensive livestock farming is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
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.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia thompsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59532A11959675. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59532A11959675.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018