This species occurs in central Panama in the Pacific and Atlantic lowlands and cordilleras, and in the eastern cordilleras adjacent to central Panama, extending into the Choco region and the Lower Cauca Valley in Antioquia Department of northwestern Colombia. It is found below 700 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits humid lowland forest, living in leaf-litter. It is not found in degraded habitats, but it can tolerate slight disturbance. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
It is slightly more common than the sympatric species Oedipina complex. The species has been extirpated at El Copé, Panama (Crawford et al. 2010). There is no recent information from Colombia. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging and human settlements, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
This species occurs in the following protected areas: Cerro Campana National Park; Soberania National Park; Chagres National Park; Isla Barro del Colorado National Monument; and is close to Utria Natural National Park in Colombia.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Oedipina parvipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59319A54355527. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T59319A54355527.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019