This is a monotypic genus known only from the general vicinity of the type locality, on the foothills of Cerro Neblina, near the Rio Baria, in Amazonian Venezuela, at 140m asl. The limits of its distribution are unknown, and it could occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in leaf-litter on the floor of lowland tropical rainforests, and has not been found in modified habitats.
It is apparently a common species.
This species lives in a remote area that is at least partially protected, so it is unlikely to be seriously threatened by any particular pressures. However, deforestation and habitat degradation due to smallholder agriculture and logging probably threaten local populations, and gold extraction might pose a future problem, if illegal mining starts in the area where it occurs.
The range of some populations falls within established national parks and a Biosphere Reserve (Parque Nacional Serranía de la Neblina and the Reserva de Biosfera Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare).
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.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Adelastes hylonomos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57660A11660584. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57660A11660584.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018