Hypodactylus brunneus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Hypodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 currently from two localities near El Carmelo and in El Chamizo, Carchi Province, Ecuador, at 3,100-3,200m asl. It was recently discovered in Nariño Department on the Colombian side of the border near Carmelo. It might range a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens have been collected by day beneath logs in a wet pasture in páramo habitat; they have also been found in holes in the ground. Reproduction occurs by direct development.


It was rare at El Chamizo in 2000, where two individuals were found.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation due to the expansion of agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and the habitat of this species is in urgent need of protection.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Hypodactylus brunneus. In: IUCN 2014


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